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 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  Fall 2020 Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Semester begins (first official start date of co-op) Tuesday, September 8 Monday, January 19 Wednesday, May 12
Last day to report your hire Tuesday, September 15 Tuesday, January 26 Wednesday, May 19
Latest Employment start date Monday, September 21 Monday, February 1 Monday, May 24
Co-op assessment due – student & employer Friday, December 4 Friday, April 16 Wednesday, August 11
Last day of official co-op semester Tuesday, December 15 Tuesday, April 27 Wednesday, August 18