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Where Do Our Students Co-op?

What Do Our Students Think of Co-op?

Anthony Musey: ...by testing the physical properties, we were able to determine if the polymers displayed the ideal or desired properties and how they would perform when used... read more


Derrick Smith: ...on a given day, you could find me doing anything from building prototypes from scratch, testing those prototypes on foams or cadavers, running standardized tests for degredation analysis such as TGA, DSC, IV, SEM, or analyzing and compiling data for presentation... read more


What Is The Drexel Co-Op?

Drexel University has been a pioneer in cooperative education since 1919 – operating one of the largest cooperative education programs in the nation. Over 1,500 business, industrial, governmental, and other institutions “cooperate” with Drexel in offering students the opportunity to acquire practical experience in employment related to college studies.

Drexel University is not only known for its first-rate academics, but also for its practical application of classroom education to real-world experience through the co-op program.

More than just an internship

Materials students at Drexel University have gained valuable first-hand experience at a range of companies in the U.S. and abroad and are among the highest paid co-op students at Drexel. In fact, many co-ops have turned into full time jobs after graduation.

Use the following links to familiarize yourself with Drexel’s co-op program and learn how a materials co-op can help you get ahead in today’s world. Questions? The Steinbright Career Development Center has put together a Co-Op Information Sheet that answers many common questions related to co-op. For questions not answered there, please contact us via email or by phone at 215.895.2323.


  • What is co-operative education?

    What does it actually mean to have a co-op? Here you will find basic information on co-op from Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center.

  • Where do materials students co-op?

    Click here to see the wide range of companies where our students have worked on co-op.

  • Student Profiles

    Read about what our undergraduate students do with their co-op experiences.

  • Co-op Salary Guide

    How does a materials co-op compare to co-ops in other majors? In 2007, materials students had the highest average first co-op salaries of any Drexel engineering major—over $630 a week!




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Last updated Thursday, November 4, 2010