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Co-op Employers

With more than 100 years of experience connecting students and employers, Northeastern has developed an educational model that allows co-op employers to bring talented and productive students into the workplace with ease and efficiency.

Co-op employers make the hiring decisions and provide students with on-the-job experience. As with any employee, co-op employers meet with students to set goals, track performance, and complete an evaluation at the end of the work period.

On campus, co-op coordinators oversee specific majors and employers are assigned a designated co-op faculty member who provides support and ensures the co-op experience is mutually beneficial to both the organization and the student. Coordinators provide a range of expertise, helping define the responsibilities of a co-op job, referring appropriate students for job interviews, answering questions, and solving any challenges that may occur.


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