Are you thinking about doing a co-op but not sure where to start? Or did you start a new co-op and need a little advice to get rolling? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Northeastern students Cassidy DeStefano, Mat Jac, Skyler Nasrsallah, and others recently returned from co-ops themselves. They’re taking over our Snapchat, and have some tips for the uninitiated.
- DeStefano just wrapped up a co-op at the Adobe World Headquarters in San Jose, California. She says, “Try to get a sense of the people you’ll be working with, because you spend a lot of time with your coworkers, and you’re definitely going to want that to be a positive experience.”
- Jac, who recently finished a co-op at a communications firm in Boston’s Seaport district, advises new hires to “really take in your time there, and be proactive about seeking out work to do.”
- Nasrsallah just returned from her second co-op, at financial firm Alight, Inc. in San Francisco. She says, “Network as much as possible with alumni and take advantage of Northeastern events.”