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Fashion Design Undergraduate Co-Op Program

How Co-op Works in Fashion Design

Drexel’s award-winning cooperative education program (Co-op) adds professional development to the classroom and studio experience. Students graduate with full-time, practical work experience in their field of study. The benefits are obvious—during their time at Drexel, Fashion Design students work six months at a fashion industry job in their chosen area of interest. A Drexel Co-op experience connects students with fashion and retail industry leaders, and provides professional insight and skill development that students bring back into the classroom. Continuous supporters of our Fashion Design majors include:

All Fashion Design students participate in Drexel’s nationally recognized co-op program, which requires them to work for six months in the industry in their third year during Fall/Winter or Spring/Summer. Our students work in co-op positions at major designers and national and international brands in New York City, Los Angeles, and fashion-centric cities all over the world.

The Benefits of a Co-Op for Fashion Students

Fashion Design students are widely pursued for diverse cooperative education opportunities in the US and abroad, allowing them to earn up to six months of industry experience before graduation. Studies show that our graduates with co-op experience earn higher starting salaries and performance ratings.

We enjoy deep connections in the fashion industry through our network of alumni and firms that employ our students for co-op and hire our graduates. We bring numerous professionals to campus from all sectors of the industry including fashion design, product development, buying, allocation and planning, along with marketing and PR as guest critics, lecturers and residents. We are a connected community that understands the ever-changing landscape of fashion, and we are passionate about preparing students to meet the growing demands of employers in the industry.

Co-op Jobs for Fashion Design Students

Philadelphia Area Opportunities


Job Title

A Wish Come True

Design & Pattern Room Assistant - Bristol, PA

Blazina International

Artist Assistant position - Philadelphia, PA
Destination Maternity Corporation

Design Co-op - A Pea in the Pod - Philadelphia, PA
Design Co-op - Motherhood - Philadelphia, PA
Design Co-op - Philadelphia, PA
Fashion Design Co-op - Philadelphia, PA
Technical Design Co-op - Philadelphia, PA

Deviant Jeans, LLC

Creative Assistant - Philadelphia, PA


Assistant to the Founder & Creative Director of DYLANLEX - Philadelphia, PA

Elite Sportswear, L.P.

Design Co-op - Reading, PA

Janell Wysock Textile Designs

Studio Assistant in Textile Weaving Studio - Philadelphia, PA

Lilly Pulitzer

Technical Design Co-op - King of Prussia, PA


Design Co-op - Hartstrings - King of Prussia, PA

Priscilla Costa

Fashion Design Co-op - Huntingdon Valley, PA

S. V. A. Holdings Corporation

Fashion Design and Product Development Co-op - Philadelphia, PA


Assistant To Creative Director - Philadelphia, PA

Urban Outfitters

Technical Design Co-op - Philadelphia, PA

National Opportunities


Job Title

Abercrombie & Fitch

Technical Design Co-op - Ohio

Althea Harper

Design Co-op - NY, NY
Austin Scarlett

Fashion Co-op - NY

Calvin Klein

Design Assistant Coop - New York, NY
Men's and Women's Offprice Design Coop - NY, NY
Men's Merchandising Co-op - New York, NY

Carole Hochman Design Group

Design Co-op - New York, NY
Merchandising and Design Co-op - New York, NY

Charlotte Ronson

Fashion Design Co-op - NY, NY

Dennis Basso/Stallion Inc

Design Room Assistant - New York City - Astoria Queens

Derek Lam

Design Development and Production Co-op - NY, NY

Destination Maternity Corporation

Technical Design Co-op - Moorestown, NJ

Elie Tahari

Technical Design Co-op - NY, NY

Gelmart International

Design Assistant Co-op - NY, NY

Hanky Panky, LTD

Design Department Assistant - NY, NY

Haute Hippie

Design Co-op - New York, NY

Jill Stuart International

Design Co-op - NY, NY

Joe Fresh

Joe Fresh Collection Design & Development Co-op - NY, NY

Jordache Enterprises

Design Co-op - NY, NY


Assistant Designer - Whippany, NJ

Junko Yoshioka

Couture Bridal Design Co-op - New York, NY


Fashion/Production Assistant - New York

Lori Coulter, LLC

Product Development Co-op - St. Louis, MO

Maggie Norris Couture

Fashion Co-op - New York, NY

Michael Kors

Accessories Design Co-op - New York, NY
Men's Collection Design Co-op - New York, NY
Michael Kors Design - Footwear - NY, NY
Michael Kors Design - Special Markets - NY, NY
Design-Trim Co-op - NY, NY
Women's RTW MMK Structured Woven's Design Co-op Opportunity - NY, NY
MMK Footwear Design Co-op - NY
MMK Print Design Co-op - NY
Womens Collection Design - New York, NY

Milly LLC

Design Co-op - NY

Naeem Khan LTD

Fashion Design Co-op - New York, NY

Nanette Lepore

Design Co-op - New York, NY

Ohne Titel

Design Co-op - NY


Fashion Design Co-op - NY

Sally Lapointe

Fashion Design Co-op - NY, NY

Shima Seiki USA, Inc.

Production Assistant - Monroe Township, NJ

SOTU Productions

Design Co-op - NY

Sumie Tachibana

Design Co-op - Long Island City, NY


Production Co-op - NY

Timo Weiland

Design Co-op - NY

Top Hat Formal Wear

Assistant to Bridal Alterations - Puerto Rico


Design Co-op - NY

VF Sportswear

Visual Stylist Assistant - NY

Zac Posen

Design Co-op - NY
Production Team Co-op - NY

International Opportunities


Job Title

Bec & Bridge

Fashion Design Co-op - Sydney, Australia

Beijing Yu Wen Hua Apparel Company

Assistant Designer Co-op in Knitwear - Beijing
Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program

Field Assistant - Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

Marios Schwab Ltd.

Design / Studio Co-op - London, UK

My China Opportunity - Elixir Fashion Apparel & Alicia Lee Designs

Design/Media/Marketing Assistant-Elixir Fashion Apparel & Alicia Lee Designs - China

Peter Pilotto

Fashion Co-op - London, UK

Yes Master for IMAGO Creations, Ltd

Design Co-op / Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, UK

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