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Become a Co-op Employer

The initial point of contact for new Drexel co-op employers will be one of our Employer Relations team members. Contact one of the team members to receive information on available programs and students, types of tasks appropriate for a co-op, and the benefits to your company. The employer relations coordinators will also provide an overview of the co-op process along with crucial co-op dates and a salary guide.

General Overview

  • Six Month Co-op Cycles

    • Fall/Winter: runs from the end of September to the end of March

    • Spring/Summer cycle: runs from the beginning of April to the end of September

  • Three-Month Co-op Cycles

    • Summer cycle runs from late June to late September

    • Specific to Entertainment & Arts Management, Music Industry Majors

  • Students work full-time, 32-40 hours per week, in paid positions for six months while they are not taking classes. Some students accept unpaid co-ops where they work part-time, 20 hours per week.
  • Job descriptions will be reviewed and approved by the employer relations team. Once approved an employer account will be created in SCDConline (system to manage the co-op process). A co-op advisor will be assigned to your company.
  • You will receive your log in information from your co-op advisor. Once log in information is received, you can post your position in SCDConline.

Basic Program Requirements


Students are expected to gain practical experience in their field of study and should have a mentor and/or supervisor who has expertise in the same or similar field.


Students in a full-time paid position generally work 40 hours per week. The minimum requirement for full-time is 32 hours per week.


Students are expected to work at the employer’s office or project location. Students are not permitted to work from home or from an employer’s home office.


While working, co-op student employees are considered to be full-time students and they are able to retain their current health insurance plan. Any benefits, such as vacation days or paid holidays, are at the discretion of the employer. Any questions about benefits or eligibility should be directed to the employer's Human Resources specialist.


It is up to the employer to determine the proper classification for the student; however, the Steinbright Career Development Center does not support co-op students being hired as independent contractors.


Employers are required to provide any technology/software/equipment the student will need to perform their job.