Department Co-Ops

Drexel University’s co-op program is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected in the world. The co-op program allows students to alternate between periods of classroom study and full-time employment in six-month stretches. We have placement for local, national, and international opportunities. Stipends may be available to qualified students.

Our CBE students have enjoyed co-ops at ExxonMobil, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck, the USDA, and the Philadelphia Water Department, to name just a few. Among the job titles our co-ops have fulfilled are chemist, consulting engineer, environmental engineer, utility program associate, and water resources intern, among many others.

The Steinbright Career Development Center provides information to Drexel students both past and present with co-op and career information.

Graduate Co-ops

Graduate students have the option to pursue a co-op as part of their Master's program. In conjunction with the Steinbright Career Development Center, students will be provided an overview of professionalism, resume writing, and the job search process. Co-op will be for a six-month position running in the summer/fall terms. Students will not earn academic credit for the co-op but will earn 9 non-academic co-op units per term. For more information, visit the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Austin Philip ’20

That’s Drexel’s heart, the co-ops. It’s a very integral part of the college experience. A year-and-a-half of work experience is a major leg up on other candidates coming out of college. It’s a test run for the rest of your life, and I really appreciate that.

Austin Philip ’20, Co-op: GlaxoSmithKline