FAQs on the Co-op Process & Experience


Experiential learning is a distinctive feature of the Northeastern experience and an educational model unlike traditional formats in that it integrates classroom learning with real-world experiences.  Northeastern offers a menu of experiential programs to learners, but the signature program is Cooperative Education or co-op.


FAQs on the Co-op Process & Experience

Northeastern utilizes NUworks, powered by Symplicity. You can post open co-op opportunities and review applicants’ resumes through our NUworks portal. If it is your first time logging in, or if you need to reset your password, you can click “Forgot Password” to reset your account. Your email address will serve as your Username.

If you need to create an account, or if you would like a refresher on utilizing NUworks, please review our NUworks Co-op Employer Quick-start Guide.

Please review the Employer Engagement and Career Design Handbook, which defines the university-employer relationship and employer expectations; note, in particular, that Northeastern students must be hired as employees, not independent contractors of your organization.

Our partners at the Northeastern University Employer Engagement and Career Design group will be happy to help!


Click to Download a Copy of the Co-op Employer Handbook

Click to Download a Copy of the NUworks Co-op Employer Quick-start Guide

Click to Download a Copy of the Employer Tips for Working Remotely with Students