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In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities cooperative education, or co-op, is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that integrates experiential learning with the rigorous study of society, culture, and politics.

Economics students work in a variety of industries, as listed below. On co-op, you will review and analyze data, increase efficiency in business processes, and strengthen your written and oral communication skills. Integrate your classroom and workplace learning by participating in guided and group reflections that occur at several intervals both during and after your co-op work experience. For subsequent co-op rotations you may pursue jobs in the same field or industry, or you may choose to explore an entirely different sector, location, or type of position.

Co-op Coordinators in Economics


BasuLinnea Basu, MS
17 Lake Hall
l.basu@neu.edu/ 617-373-2435
last names A-K and graduate students
WilliamsStephen Williams, JD
403 D Churchill Hall
last names L-R
WesterlingRebecca Westerling, MEd
180 Renaissance Park
r.westerling@neu.edu/ 617-373-7488
last names S-Z

Co-ops in Economics

Enhance your classroom learning and deepen your knowledge through the co-op experience in a variety of fields. Below is a partial list of the co-op employers and sample job titles by field or industry.

Learn more about Co-op

If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.