Department Co-ops

Drexel University’s co-op program is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected in the world. Critical to the success of each student, co-ops alternate between periods of classroom study and full-time employment in six-month stints.

Some of the companies that have worked with MEM students include: Exelon Corp.; Lockheed Martin; NASA; NAVSEA; CDI Corp.; Southco, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; and Dorman Products, to name a few. Our co-op students are generally paid, with an average six-month pay of $18,500, which may be augmented with a housing/moving allowance.

MEM students can choose from the following co-op options: a three co-op option over five years, which includes three six-month periods of full-time employment; or a one co-op option over four years, which includes one six-month period of full-time employment.

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

Frederick Wachter ’18

“My co-op helped me figure out that I wanted to understand the engineering concepts involved, while also being able to implement the designs onto physical hardware.”

Frederick Wachter ’18, Co-op: Production Technology West, Trollhattan, Sweden

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