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Celebrating 100 Years of Cooperative Education

When Anthony J. Drexel founded Drexel University, he insisted that students would be prepared for their post-graduate careers. That’s why in 1919, the College of Engineering launched a cooperative education program that would balance classroom theory with real world practice. This program has expanded over the last century, covering more than 75 different disciplines and creating national recognition for Drexel as one of the most comprehensive co-op programs available today.

Co-op provides more than knowledge. The unique design of this program creates an environment where students not only thrive, but become visionary leaders. By learning from experts tackling today’s most complex problems, students can make a real-world impact one co-op at a time.

Steinbright Career Development Center

A major resource that assists in the co-op process is the Steinbright Career Development Center. As one of the largest collegiate teams of co-op and career services, Steinbright also provides career counselors who will assist in all aspects of career development, advanced methods of interviewing skills, professional networking, and more. Upon graduation, you’ll have a full résumé with a variety of experience and have developed your own vast network of professionals around the world.

Understanding Co-op

Drexel Co-op provides professional employment experience, giving students the opportunity to explore and build a career before they enter the workforce.

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This is Experiential Education

Cooperative education sets Drexel apart from other universities, allowing students to learn alongside experts in their fields and carry their new insight back to the classroom.

Drexel University medical student

Co-op: The Employer POV

With the help of our employer partners, the Steinbright Career Development Center is able to produce exceptional results and experiences for Drexel students.

Ambition Can't Wait: Drexel Co-Op Student

Learn more about the Steinbright Career Development Center

Drexel undergraduate students enrolled in the co-op program.


Co-op employers who say they would consider rehiring their co-op student for a future co-op or full-time position.


Co-op students that found their experience relevant to their career objectives.


Drexel co-op students employed domestically and abroad.

Drexel students have worked with
co-op employers.

Co-op has taken Drexel students to
different countries and
different states (plus D.C., Puerto Rico, and Virgin Islands).

The median paid six-month co-op salary. 80% of co-ops are paid. More detailed information on Steinbright Career Development Center's Salary Guide webpage.

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*Data from academic year ’17-’18 co-op data