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Cooperative Education Tour

At Drexel University, learning expands beyond the classroom. And our dynamic cooperative education program, also known as co-op, provides students with opportunities to gain up to 18 months of real-world work experience long before graduation. When students return to the classroom, they will find their experience will not only enhance their own learning but that they are equipped to serve as a valuable resource to other students around them as they share their new insights that can't be found in any textbook. Even better, the majority of co-ops are paid and, of those that are, the median six-month salary is more than $18,000. In 2019, we are proud to have celebrated 100 years of cooperative education. See where Drexel Co-op can take you.


1. Steinbright Career Development Center

Steinbright Career Development Center
Steinbright Career Development Center

During your time at Drexel, you'll see that our educational model of experiential education focuses on your post-graduation success. And the Steinbright Career Development Center, our world-class resource for career and cooperative education services, will be here to help you every step of the way with preparatory workshops, information sessions, access to career fairs, and dedicated career service professionals who are available for one-on-one guidance. Steinbright also connects our students to a constantly growing network of employers and industry leaders across the globe through our co-op program.

3201 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

2. Comcast Corporation

Two women look at a tablet as they walk past an illuminated Comcast sign in a corporate office.
Two women look at a tablet as they walk past an illuminated Comcast sign in a corporate office.

A Drexel co-op program starts with Steinbright's ties to local employer partners. At these organizations, like the Comcast Corporation, you can take advantage of their proximity to the city and strong partnership with Drexel. While on co-op at Comcast, you will learn from the best business minds and take advantage of experiences such as acquisition marketing, computer engineering, advertising, website development, and customer interaction.

1701 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19103

3. Baiada Institute

Biada Institute
Biada Institute

Imagine creating your own start-up company while enrolled in college. The Baiada Institute is the cradle of entrepreneurship at Drexel. Students from any academic discipline get their own space, mentoring, and resources in this incubator to start their first or next big thing. Entrepreneurship students automatically receive a space here and up to $15,000 in start-up funding while on entrepreneurial co-op.

3218 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

4. Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University

Two people in lab coats examine mollusk shells.
Two people in lab coats examine mollusk shells.

Are you a natural-born explorer with a desire to make the breakthroughs of tomorrow and specialize in tasks such as in-depth fieldwork, laboratory tests, and data analysis at institutions like the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University? With a research co-op, the Steinbright Career Development Center is able to make connections between students and faculty from disciplines across the University and some of the most prominent research organizations around the globe, including The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Siemens, NASA, Lenovo, the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University, and many more.

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19103

5. Portal Bikes

A man rides a bike across a walking bridge suspended over a field.
A man rides a bike across a walking bridge suspended over a field.

Co-op opportunities know no bounds. Picture designing your own bike on the other side of the world, in Nepal. This is just one of the many places that the International Co-op program can take you. Increasingly, students across many majors are traveling the world to experience working in a different country. With opportunities on nearly every continent, our students can be seen working at places like SAP Germany, Deloitte China, and Portal Bikes Nepal.

44600, Kirtipur,

6. GlaxoSmithKline

A woman walks past an office's front desk bearing the Glaxo Smith Kline logo.
A woman walks past an office's front desk bearing the Glaxo Smith Kline logo.

From chemistry to biomedical engineering, co-ops at companies like GlaxoSmithKline can launch students from different majors into the career of their dreams. Professions like lab technician, medical director, and oncology product developer are all available routes to take after a co-op at an organization like GlaxoSmithKline. You could even become the next person to find the newest and best cancer treatment. Your options are endless after an experience like this.

980 Great West Rd, Brentford, TW8 9GS

7. LiveNation

Three women seated at a table overlooking a modern performance space look at a laptop.
Three women seated at a table overlooking a modern performance space look at a laptop.

Maybe your interest lays in the music industry or event production. LiveNation may just be the perfect co-op opportunity for you. From editing videos and designing stage lights to acting as a brand ambassador and marketing manager, there are so many ways to get into the music industry other than being a musician. Try out what matches your interest during a co-op at LiveNation.

1002 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125