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What is a

Hands-on experience
that gets you hired.

Co-op is full-time
employment in your field of study

Co-ops are paid (there are exceptions for non-profit organizations) using standards set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Work and learn at
some of the world’s
most innovative

Co-ops at
get you hired

  • 1 in 3 of undergraduates receive job offers from their co-op
  • Median salary $70,720 for recent graduates
  • 780 employers have hired Wentworth co-op students
  • 95% of graduates are employed or in grad school
  • Average co-op pay is $20.92 per hour
  • 97% of undergraduates work in their chosen field

A day in the life of a Wentworth co-op student.




Two semesters of co-ops translates to over 8 months of full-time work experience
Internships usually lasts two to three months
Co-ops are full-time and the majority are paid
Internships are typically part-time and only sometimes paid
Real-world responsibilities integrated with your course work
Less extensive responsibilities - not as rigorous
Formal, structured work experience supervised by content matter experts
Less structured and not guaranteed to relate to your academic program
18,000 students worked at
3,700 companies since 2014

More About Co-ops at Wentworth

Co-op programs are designed to provide students with practical work experience in their field of study while still in school. The specific structure of a co-op program can vary depending on the institution and program, but here‘s how a co-op program typically works.

Co-op programs offer students a unique opportunity to gain practical job experience while still in school. These programs typically require students to alternate between periods of full-time work and full-time learning experiences, giving them a chance to apply what they've learned in the classroom to real-world settings. While co-op programs can be challenging and require a significant time commitment, students find them to be well worth the effort.

In most cases, students get paid for co-ops. Co-op programs are typically designed to provide students with paid work experience in their field of study, which can help to offset the costs of tuition and other expenses. The amount of pay can vary depending on the industry, location, and specific program.

Wentworth Co-ops & Careers offers students and graduates a full range of career guidance which includes cooperative education and career advising, co-op preparation classes, career advancement activities sessions, career resources, graduate school planning, and various opportunities to network with employers. The Center is located in 101 Wentworth Hall and is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.