A co-op is full-time, temporary employment in your field of study that enables you to apply classroom learning to professional work experience. At Wentworth a co-op must be 32-40 hours per week and generally is completed between the first day of classes and the last day of finals during the semester you are working.

Wentworth offers one of the most comprehensive cooperative education (co-op) programs of its kind in the nation. Unlike most schools, co-op at Wentworth is a requirement: all undergraduate day students must successfully complete two co-op semesters in order to graduate.

You will have plenty of support to help you achieve your professional goals. Your first step is to complete the seven-week Co-op Institute seminar. Additionally, your dedicated Co-op + Career Advisor will work with you on résumé writing, job-search strategies, and interviewing techniques. We also provide annual career fairs, a mock interview event, online job search tools, and on-campus recruiting.

Important Upcoming Co-op Dates:

Co-op Schedule Spring 2020 Summer 2020  Fall 2020
Semester begins (first official start date of co-op) Wednesday, January 8 Wednesday, May 6 Tuesday, September 8
Last day to report your hire Wednesday, January 15 Wednesday, May 13 Tuesday, September 15
Latest Employment start date Wednesday, January 22 Monday, May 18 Monday, September 21
Co-op assessment due – student & employer Friday, April 10 Monday, August 3 Friday, December 4
Last day of official co-op semester Tuesday, April 21 Wednesday, August 12 Tuesday, December 15
Last day to live in on-campus housing Friday, April 24 Friday, August 14