About Co-op

Northeastern’s co-op program, founded a century ago, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. Students alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time employment in positions related to their academic or career interests.

From classroom, to practice, to application, Northeastern University’s practice-oriented education model blends the strengths of a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum with an emphasis on professionally-focused practical skills.

That blend of skills and knowledge is then put to the test through cooperative education. Physics majors have a wide range of co-op experiences, ranging from engineering jobs at New York Power Authority and Raytheon to research assistantships in Northeastern University Physics labs and hospitals including Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA and beyond.

These experiences make co-op at Northeastern an avenue to intellectual and personal growth: adding depth to classroom studies, providing exposure to career paths and opportunities, and inspiring students to delve deeper, sharpen their focus, and pursue greater academic challenges.

Experiential credit for co-op is earned when NU students successfully complete the following three phases:

  1. Preparation
  2. Action
  3. Reflection

Learn more about this process by clicking here.

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    Lisa Campagnoni
    (617) 373-2736