A Distinctive Approach
Northeastern University’s distinctive approach to integrating rigorous classroom study with real–world experience creates a far more powerful way to learn. Our students enter the workplace with up to 18 months of professional, career-related experience due to their co-op and experiential learning experience. Our graduates draw upon their co-op, global, community service and research experiences to contribute critical thinking and problem-solving skills that enable them to immediately contribute to the success of your organization.
Benefits of Cooperative Education – Straight from student’s mouths!
With over 100 years of experience connecting students and employers, Northeastern has developed a system that allows you to bring talented and productive students into your workplace with ease and efficiency.
Highlighted in the video are eight Northeastern students, who share their own co-op experiences, the impact co-op had on their classroom studies, career choices, as well as their personal growth and self-confidence.
Co-op is a partnership, offering you exposure to developing talent and a pipeline to potential full-time employees, plus:
- A cost-effective way to meet human resource needs. Students are paid a wage, but do not require company benefits, such as health insurance.
- Six month co-op cycles, so that students are able to spend time taking on long-term projects and less time training or shadowing others.
- The opportunity to create a flexible work environment that provides the co-op student with broad exposure to your business and people in the organization.
- The enthusiasm, fresh perspective, and energy of talented young adults who are eager and ready to learn and add value.