What is Co-op?


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 30-40 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 enroll in and complete Co-op Institute, a co-op preparation course that is offered in the spring and fall semesters. 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 Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Summer 2022
Semester begins (first official start date of co-op) Tuesday, September 7 Monday, January 10 TBA
Last day to report your hire Tuesday, September 14 Tuesday, January 18 TBA
Latest Employment start date Monday, September  20 Monday, January 24 TBA
Co-op assessment due – student & employer Tuesday, December 7 Tuesday, April 12 TBA
Last day of official co-op semester Tuesday, December 14 Tuesday, April 26 TBA




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.

Career Resources

Co-op Guidelines for Wentworth Faculty and Staff

These guidelines help Wentworth co-op supervisors understand the commitment involved with hiring and supervising a co-op student. They outline how …

Co-op Handbook

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

Co-op Tips

Use the tips in this handout to help you be successful on the job. Remember, this experience is meant to …

Commonly Asked Interview Questions for Co-op

Prepare for your next interview with this collection of commonly asked interview questions.

Registering for Co-op

Registering for co-op is a two-step process. As co-op is considered a class; you must register for it on LeopardWeb …

Co-op Action Guide

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


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