Engineering Co-op Program at Drexel

Cooperative education at Drexel enables undergraduate students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience prior to graduation. Students alternate classes with full-time employment through University-approved employers. Generally, students are on co-op for a six-month period, alternating with six months of classroom study. Cooperative education at Drexel is a degree requirement for most majors.

Drexel has responded to the burgeoning global market by providing students with the opportunity to gain international exposure through co-op. International co-op provides students with the experience of working in the global economy and the opportunity to develop relevant cross-cultural skills in an increasingly global society.

For more information, please visit the Steinbright Career Development Center, which is responsible for coordinating the university’s co-op program.

Salary range for paid 6 month engineering co-ops
Co-op employment rate
International Co-ops in 2018–19

Drexel Engineering Co-ops

The uncertainty of COVID-19 has impacted all areas of the U.S. economy. In 2020-21, Drexel Engineering students had their co-op work experiences change from their prior experiences or even from the role they interviewed for just a few months earlier.

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