Experiential Opportunities

Northeastern offers a comprehensive array of programs to access our student talent.

1. Identify your needs and objectives

A  co-op director can advise you about what level of students are available, as well as what specific responsibilities are appropriate for a co-op job and how students can benefit from and add talent to your organization.

2. Connect with your co-op coordinator (by college)

Each co-op job is assigned to a co-op coordinator.  The co-op coordinator is your key contact and will help guide the hiring process, for each coordinator works with students in particular majors/concentrations. They will also, if applicable, refer students from other majors/colleges, depending on the skills and requirements of the job.

3. Review resumes

Co-op coordinators identify appropriate candidates and forward resumes to you for review. You select the students to interview that best fit the skills for the position and communicate your decision to the coordinator.

4. Interview candidates

You may conduct candidate interviews either at your place of employment, by phone or Skype (if unable to meet in person) or on Northeastern’s campus in our state-of-the-art employer lounge and provide office space for conducting interviews.

5. Hire, train, and oversee student(s)

You make the final selections/offers and after the student begins their co-op job, you will provide the necessary orientation, expectations and job training that is needed to succeed in the job.

6. Evaluate the co-op student(s) (student-employee)

You will complete an online evaluation and exit interview at the end of the assigned co-op period for each student you have managed.

Contact us for more information.

The Experiential Network (XN) provides organizations with the opportunity to work with talented students on short and long-term projects. This arrangement enables organizations to move forward on project-based work at no cost while giving students highly relevant work experience and real-world learning opportunities.

How Does it work?

Project work is done virtually over six-week sessions (with some flexibility), with sponsor-mentors dedicating about an hour per week to providing feedback. Projects are typically research-based and conclude with an actionable deliverable that provides insight and recommendations to inform critical business decisions. Projects are embedded in students’ coursework as assignments and/or capstone projects. Long-term engagements like co-ops and internships are also available.

Students Bring Proficiency in Many Domains:

  • Analytics and Business Intel
  • Healthcare and Biotech
  • Communications and Media
  • Leadership and Project Management
  • Manufacturing, Security, Global Reach, and more!

Benefits of XN

  • Receive insights from students who bring a fresh perspective to your organization
  • Assess and engage rising student talent through project-based work
  • Give new and rising managers opportunities to mentor and develop high-potential students

Download Northeastern’ s XN Info Sheet