What is Co-op?

Hands on experience that will get you hired

Cooperative Education (co-op) is a full-time, semester long job, 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 co-op programs 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 2022 Spring 2023 Summer 2023
Semester begins (first official start date of co-op) Tuesday, September 6 Tuesday, January 10 Thursday, May 11
Last day to report your hire Tuesday, September 13 Tuesday, January 17 Thursday, May 18
Latest employment start date Monday, September 19 Monday, January 23 Wednesday, May 24
Co-op assessment due – student & employer Monday, December 5 Wednesday, April 12 Wednesday, August 9
Last day of official co-op semester Tuesday, December 13 Wednesday, April 19 Thursday, August 17
 

WHEN YOU SECURE A CO-OP

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

Transfer Students: Planning for Your Co-op

Transfer students must ensure they meet specific criteria before going on co-op. Use this guide to successfully prepare for co-op.

How To Be Successful on Co-op

Follow these tips to be successful while on co-op. Your goals while on co-op should be to sharpen your skills, …

Co-op Terms & Conditions

The Terms & Conditions document describes the expectations Co-ops & Careers has for all Wentworth students. It is important for …

Co-op Policies & Guidelines

Cooperative Education at Wentworth Institute of Technology integrates academic studies with work experience related to the student’s field of study. …

Co-op FAQS

Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Co-ops at Wentworth.

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 …

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