Classroom learning, research, projects, papers, and exams are all critical to your academic pursuits. But to complete your education — to set you apart from other graduates — you should also gain experience in your chosen field. With Drexel Co-op, one of the oldest and most expansive university cooperative education programs in the world, you can gain up to 18 months of résumé-enhancing experience by the time you graduate.
Drexel Co-op is based on employment in practical, major-related positions consistent with your interests and abilities. The benefits are obvious. Before graduation, you will have already test driven up to three different potential careers within your field of study. And after graduation, this experience pays off: recent graduates from Drexel typically receive a higher starting salary than graduates from other universities. Some other facts about Drexel Co-op:
- Students can choose from more than 1,700 co-op employers in 35 states and 45 international locations, or conduct an independent search.
- Students obtain positions with major corporations such as Amazon.com, Google, NBC Universal, Lockheed Martin, JP Morgan, and QVC, Inc.
- Drexel's Steinbright Career Development Center provides students with invaluable resources, including career counseling, workshops, job fairs, and résumé reviews.
- Co-op students are entrusted with projects vital to the day-to-day functioning of the workplace.
- The median six-month paid co-op salary is more than $17,000.
Your Guide to Drexel Co-op