Graduate Co-ops

Drexel University has a long tradition of providing experiential education to their students. It is an invaluable and unique contribution to one’s education.  For this reason, Drexel chose to create an option for master’s students to take advantage of an opportunity that would not only contribute to their academic experience, but to their professional career direction as well.

Graduate Co-ops are six-month engagements with employers in a student’s chosen industry. Whether in the United States or abroad, they serve to expand professional networks and enhance résumés.  All full-time, on-campus, master-level students enrolled in the following engineering programs are eligible:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Robotics and Autonomy

At the College of Engineering, graduate student co-ops are diverse, both in discipline and in geography.

  • In conjunction with a Bluetooth device security team, co-op student provided thorough risk management analysis of existing hardware and software vulnerabilities, and offered solutions to create a more secure product in order to minimize threats in an existing product.
  • Co-op student worked with a Volvo project engineering team on a crankshaft project that included strategic planning, risk assessment, failure mode effect analysis (FMEA) and monitoring automation machines for performance.
  • IBM clients and consultants and tech experts met with co-op students to troubleshoot solutions in high growth business opportunities in an experiential, IBM-branded area.

For more information, please visit the Steinbright Career Development Center.

Joshua Gonzalez valued the opportunity to combine his graduate studies with a co-op. “Choosing a program that gave me professional experience at the same time that I was earning my degree was a crucial decision point.”

A Prepared Polished Professional

Joshua Gonzalez valued the opportunity to combine his graduate studies with a co-op. “Choosing a program that gave me professional experience at the same time that I was earning my degree was a crucial decision point.”

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