Cooperative Education (Co-op)

What is cooperative education (co-op)?

Cooperative education is an educational strategy that integrates work experience with classroom and lab experience.

When do I go on co-op?

All undergraduate day students complete 2 required co-op semesters—one during the junior year and one during the senior year.

  • COOP400 - Cooperative Education 1
  • COOP600 - Cooperative Education 2

Students have the option of completing an optional co-op (COOP300) during the summer between the sophomore and junior year. This co-op, however, cannot be applied toward the co-op graduation requirement.

How do I get support for my co-op?

Every student is assigned a co-op advisor with a specialty in working with students on setting co-op goals, career advising and job searching. They work with students individually and in small groups so that not only is your co-op searching a success, but also your experience in the workplace is a success. Co-op Tutorial: click here.

Where can students co-op?

While the majority of students do their co-op in New England, you can go anywhere in the world for co-op. For a list of recent co-op employers and locations, visit here.

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