In a recent Technical.ly article, Drexel College of Computing & Informatics (CCI) graduating students Salamata Bah, BS computer science '23, Ansh Chandnani, BS computing security & technology '23, and Jason Ngov, BS computer science '23 shared in-depth details about their co-op experiences at Meta, Google and Amazon, respectively, from applying to interviewing to working in Big Tech.
"Big Tech" refers to the five best-known American information technology companies: Microsoft, Amazon, Meta, Apple and Alphabet. Many CCI students have the opportunity to co-op at Big Tech companies, which opens the door to networking opportunities in the industry and future, full-time positions at these companies.
According to Drexel's Steinbright Career Development Center, approximately 92.6 percent of Drexel CCI students were employed on co-op during the 2020–21 academic year, and made a reported median hourly salary of $25 — among the highest co-op salaries among Drexel University students. Close to half (44 percent) of former CCI co-op participants working full-time had received a job offer from a former co-op employer.
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