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Hiring an Undergraduate Co-op

The undergraduate co-op program enables students to 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. While the majority of co-op positions are paid and full-time (32-40 hours per week), to receive credit for co-op students must work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

Why Co-op?

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Co-op Cycle Overview

While the majority of the 80+ majors at Drexel are available for employment during both the fall/winter and spring/summer co-op cycles, a select number of majors are on specific cycles as determined by their respective academic department. For more information on majors with special cycles, please contact your Co-op Advisor or if you are prospective employer, contact our Employer Relations team.

Six-Month Co-op Cycles

  • Fall/Winter – End of September to the end of March
  • Spring/Summer cycle – Beginning of April to the end of September

Co-op Cycle Exceptions

  • Summer only – Late June to late September (specific to Entertainment & Arts Management and Music Industry majors)
  • Winter/Spring cycle – Beginning of January to middle of June (specific to tax accounting positions; please contact your co-op advisor for more information).

Recruiting Rounds for Each Co-op Cycle

There are three rounds of recruiting (A, B, and C) for each co-op cycle. These rounds are conducted through the SCDConline recruitment system. Students participate in the rounds until they find a co-op pairing, and all unpaired jobs roll to subsequent rounds until they are filled. Each round is date driven, with specific deadlines for submitting job descriptions, conducting interviews and making offers or ranking candidates.

View important dates for Undergraduate Co-op Employers.

A Round

  • All job postings, interview selections, and offers made in SCDConline.
  • On-campus interviews are available.

B Round

  • All job postings, interview selections, and offers made in SCDConline.
  • All interviews are conducted off campus.

C Round

  • Jobs are posted and students apply in SCDConline.
  • Employers contact candidates directly to schedule interviews and make offers.