Preparing for co-op

Students prepare for co-op by following these key steps before starting their first work assignment:

  1. Enroll in the required co-op prep course (one semester, one credit course)
  2. Meet and schedule appointments with their assigned co-op coordinator (based on major)
  3. Practice  job search techniques and interviewing skills
  4. Obtain job referrals and references from their networks (LinkedIn, NU organizations, etc.)
  5. Attend Northeastern Talent Connect plus Career Fairs
  6. Join student discussions and information sessions for global and domestic co-op opportunities
  7. Participate in mock interviews, attend Employer Engagement and Career Design workshops, events, conferences
  8. Research firms/companies/organizations, prepare for and complete required co-op class assignments

In addition, students are encouraged to download a copy of the Co-op Student Handbook to learn more about co-op requirements and preparation.

Download the PDF of the Undergraduate Co-op-Student Handbook

Download the PDF of the Graduate Co-op Student Handbook