Northeastern is home to the world’s most innovative cooperative education program, also known as “co-op.” Now more than 100 years old, Northeastern’s co-op program prepares students for the global challenges of the next century. While on co-op, students in the social sciences and the humanities gain up to 18 months of professional or research experience related to their academic interests with any of more than 2,500 employers across the United States and in 80 countries around the world.
Students who participate in co-op alternate semesters of academic study with six-month terms of full-time employment in positions related to their academic or career interests. Students have the option of completing up to two co-ops over a four-year plan, or up to three co-ops over five years. The Co-op Cycle provides more information on how students alternate class and co-op over four or five years.
Richard Conley is the co-op coordinator for history majors. Richard’s extensive experience with placing students in co-op positions and advising them on graduate programs is a great benefit to our majors – both those who are certain of their career goals, and those still navigating their way forward.
Richard received his Bachelor of Arts in history, with honors, from Brandeis University, his Masters of Arts in political science from Northeastern University, and his Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law.