Cooperative education at Northeastern University is a flexible, interdisciplinary learning program that supports a wide range of academic interests and study areas within and across the colleges.
Although the program is structured around Northeastern’s undergraduate colleges, students are able to pursue co-ops outside of their majors and other colleges as long as they meet the academic requirements and the basic qualifications for the position.
This kind of flexibility adds exponential value to co-op as a learning tool for any student who seeks to create his or her unique career path after graduation.
For example, a management student in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business who is interested in corporate security can pursue a security position with one of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities corporate co-op partners. Or a music industry student in the College of Arts, Media and Design can gain valuable insight into founding a record label by landing a D’Amore-McKim School of Business co-op with an entrepreneurial focus.
As a student at Northeastern, you will connect to the co-op program and co-op faculty through the individual colleges. But to begin to understand the full potential of co-op, browse through the areas of study linked to the left of this page, where you’ll find co-op framed in a broader context, related to your academic interests.
From these pages, you will also find links to “Co-op in the College” that provide more college-specific information about the program.