Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Co-op

Co-op is the hallmark of a Drexel education. Co-op gives you the opportunity to experience working full time in a variety of industries — a learning experience that transcends what can be taught in a classroom.

Most LeBow students gain 18 months of professional experience to add to their resume before they even graduate, giving them a huge advantage over students graduating from other universities.

Co-op is not an internship

How does a Drexel co-op differ from an internship?

Co-opInternship
Students are employed for a defined three-month or six-month period. Internships typically last two to three months.
 Co-op students do major related work within the guidelines of the academic program.  While a positive experience, interships are not necessarily major-related
 Most co-ops are paid positions.  Many internships are unpaid.
 Co-ops are for academic credit and part of a student's official transcript.  Internships are usually not a required part of the academic program

Interested in a Co-op? Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center has the resouces to help you find the perfect position within a company in your chosen field of study.

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Drexel’s Co-operative education plan enables you to alternate terms in industry and in the classroom after your freshman year.

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Helpful tools to prepare for one of the most important decisions you will make as an undergraduate student.

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Useful co-op information including top recruiters and weekly salaries by program and major.

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In today’s global marketplace, students who complete an international co-op enhance their employability by gaining an international perspective in their field.

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