COLLEGE COUNSELOR: Consider College Coop Programs
Gazettes - 02/16/2013
Northeastern University in Boston has one of the leading coop programs in the country. At NEU, a student can elect to take two coops and graduate in four years, or three coops and finish with a degree in five years. NEU has coops in more than 37 states and 60 countries. Students are assigned a coop coordinator and are required to take a coop preparation course. Students attain coop positions just like most job searchers, submitting resumes and going through the complete job search process. Employers make the final selection decisions. When in a coop, a student cannot combine it with studies — work is usually demanding enough by itself. NEU does not charge students tuition when they are involved in their coop efforts. About 90% of NEU students participate in the coop program.