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The Cooperative Education program is a staple of the educational experience at Northeastern University. Students alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time employment. These opportunities allow students to integrate their academic studies with invaluable professional experience, empowering them to engage in productive and fulfilling work in a wide variety of positions. Northeastern has produced multiple ways for students to experience co-curricular education through co-ops, civic engagement, and organizational activities.


  • Cooperative Education (Co-op) began at Northeastern over 100 years ago and remains a powerful learning model that integrates classroom learning with real-world experiences.
  • Princeton Review has ranked Northeastern University #1 or #2 for five consecutive years for delivering premier services to our students, employers, and alumni.
  • Opportunities leverage student’s unique skills and interests to create an individualized learning program.