What is Co-op Institute?

Co-op Institute is an interactive partial-semester course preparing Wentworth students to search for and secure a Cooperative Educational (co-op) experience, a part of the academic curriculum. Sessions are designed and instructed by CO-OP + CAREER Advisors. It is a zero-credit, pass/fail class that is FREE for all students.

Why should I enroll in Co-op Institute?

Co-op Institute will give students the tools and provide the framework they need to develop skills to successfully search for, accept, and complete a co-op. You will use these tools and skills in obtaining future co-ops, your first position after graduation, and throughout the rest of your professional life.

This seminar will give you a competitive advantage as you begin to search for, apply to, and interview for co-op jobs.

When should I take Co-op Institute?

Co-op Institute is only taught in the fall and spring semesters. You can take it at any time during your sophomore year, or in the fall of your junior year. You should take it before you go on your first co-op.

Architecture majors should take it the fall of their sophomore year, just before their first co-op in the spring.

What topics are covered?

Resume and cover letter writing, networking, job searching, interviewing, harassment in the workplace, professionalism, and how to get credit for co-op.

How do I register?

Students can register for Co-op Institute the same way they would register for any academic class – on Leopardweb under COOP2500. Select a class that is taught by your CO-OP + CAREER Advisor. For a listing of advisors look here.

How can I learn more about Co-op?

Start by reviewing the Co-op Handbook. This booklet will give you insight into the co-op process and additional services provided by our office. Learn more about Wentworth’s required co-ops, here.