The Drexel Co-op

Co-op students socialize at networking event

Co-op by the Numbers

More than 98 percent of eligible undergraduate students at Drexel participate in the co-op program, balancing full-time classes and up to three different internships during their time at Drexel. Students can choose from more than 1,600 employers in 33 states and 48 international locations — plus endless possibilities through self-arranged placements.

Median Hourly Salary

Unlike many college internship opportunities, the Drexel Co-op program offers students the opportunity to earn a salary while gaining professional experience.

Median hourly co-op salary by area of study:

  • Accounting - $20.00
  • Business Analytics - $18.80
  • Business and Engineering - $20.00
  • Economics - $17.50
  • Finance - $19.00
  • General Business - $17.00
  • International Business - $18.00
  • Legal Studies - $17.00
  • Management Information Systems - $20.00
  • Marketing - $16.68
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management - $18.00
  • Organizational Management - $18.00
  • Real Estate Management & Development - $15.00
  • Sport Business - $14.50
  • Technology Innovation Management - $20.00

While not all co-op positions are paid, Drexel offers a number of additional funding options to assist students who accept unpaid co-op positions, participate in international co-op opportunities or choose to work on research or non-profit work.

Top LeBow Co-op Employers

  • CHUBB
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Drexel University
  • Exelon Corporation
  • FMC Corporation
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Macquarie Investment Management
  • Publicis Health
  • SAP America

Career Impact

On the senior exit survey, 59% of Drexel students from the class of 2020 accepted job offers before graduation and 81% were employed six months after graduation.

For the class of 2020 (98.3% response rate):

  • 59.25% were employed at graduation
  • 80.52% were employed six months after graduation
  • $62,430 average starting salary

Respondents reported employment across 35 industries. The top three include finance, accounting and marketing.

Top 10 Employers

Displayed below are the companies employing the Drexel LeBow graduating class of 2020:

  • BlackRock
  • Bloomberg, LLP
  • Comcast Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co.
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • KPMG
  • Lockheed Martin