Intro to Co-op

What is Intro to Co-op?

Intro to Co-op is a course that teaches Wentworth students the foundational skills necessary to search for and complete a Cooperative Educational (co-op) experience, a part of the academic curriculum. Classes are designed and instructed by Co-op & Career Advisors. It is a zero-credit, pass/fail class that is FREE for all students.

What topics are covered?

Topics include resumes, job searching, interviewing, and how to be successful on co-op. Resources will be available on cover letter writing, portfolio creation, networking (including how to use LinkedIn), and identity in industry.

Why should I enroll in Intro to Co-op?

Students preparing for their first co-op (optional or mandatory) should register for Intro to Co-op as this class gives students a competitive advantage as they begin to search for, apply to, and interview for co-ops related to their major. These tools and skills will be essential for obtaining future co-ops, when applying to entry level positions, and throughout the entirety of students’ careers.

When should I take Intro to Co-op?

Intro to Co-op is only taught in the fall and spring semesters. Intro to Co-op should be taken one semester prior to COOP 3000, Optional Co-op or 1 or 2 semesters prior to COOP 3500, COOP EDUCATION 1.  

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

How do students register?

Students can register for Intro to Co-op 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. 

Still have questions about Co-op?

Start by reviewing the Co-op Handbook. This handbook has information about the co-op process and additional services provided by our office. Learn more about Wentworth’s required co-ops, here. Students can schedule appointments with their Co-op & Career Advisor on the Counseling tab in WITworks 



Co-op Handbook

Everything you need to know about co-ops at Wentworth can be found in this handbook.

Co-op Action Guide

Use this action guide to make sure you are on track to find a co-op.

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Please let us know by registering on LeopardWeb and reporting your hire through WITworks. International students who secure mandatory co-ops must follow instructions on the reporting and work authorization process.