Leverage the Northeastern Global Advantage
We have formed loyal partnerships with employers in all different industries, in all different parts of the world: business, government, education, health care, human services, and technology research. These partnerships have been a defining characteristic of the Northeastern experience for over 100 years. Since the founding of our flagship cooperative education program, our co-op employer-partners have helped Northeastern grow and flourish internationally and have served the local community as well as succeed as a renowned research university.
Northeastern has been connecting students with employers for over 100 years and we have developed a successful and streamlined system that allows you to bring talented and productive students into your workplace with ease and efficiency.
A global partnership with Northeastern provides you with:
- Access to motivated and ambitious undergraduate level co-op students, willing and able to travel internationally and explore careers outside the U.S.
- A great way to manage economic uncertainty while maintaining a recruiting pipeline.
- A streamlined process for interviewing and hiring (via phone, Skype, on-campus).
- An international co-op faculty consultant who is focused on your hiring needs, familiar with your culture, language and visa requirements.
- Cost-effective measures to help meet budgets. Students are paid a salary, but do not require expensive benefits.
- An effective way to free up current employees to take on specialized projects/assignments.
The Employer Hiring Process
The Director of International co-op can advise you about the students who are actively looking for work, what types of tasks are appropriate for a co-op, and how other employers are benefiting from hiring a co-op. The majority of students, who are looking to go abroad, may have already completed one to two co-ops in their field which provides them 6 months to 1 year experience to bring to an organization. We have over 100 majors at Northeastern; ranging from marketing to communication studies to engineering and computer science. Visit our academic programs page for more information:
7 Steps to Get Started
Identify your needs
Your assigned co-op coordinator can advise you about what level and what type of students are available for international co-op, and what types of tasks are appropriate for a co-op position, and how Northeastern students can benefit your organization.
Submit a job description
The job description should describe your company and the position to be filled, the job requirements and the pay range, if applicable. Employers generally submit the job desription at least four to five months before the start of the upcoming co-op work period to be able to participate in the full referral cycle.
Connect with your co-op coordinator
The Director of International coop and senior co-op consultants identify appropriate candidates and forwards the résumés to you for review. You then select the students that you wish to interview,commuicate that with your assigned coordinator. Then you may choose to interview the student(s) via phone, in person, or Skype if available.
Hire, train, and oversee students
Make the final selection and after students begin work, provide the necessary orientation and job training. About 4-6 weeks into the cycle students will meet with you to discuss specific goals for the co-op period.
Evaluate your co-op student
Complete an online evaluation form (if applicable) and exit interview at the end of the six-month co-op assignment for each student.
Cultivating Future Talent
Co-op students meet a lot of organizational work requirements that benefit your company’s immediate needs. Why not seize this opportunity to develop your future employee pool and consider the co-op assignment a trial period before you make a full-time job offer and commitment.