Co-op Program for Multidisciplinary Master’s Students
The Cooperative Education Program at Northeastern University, also known as a “co-op,” is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and Northeastern is one of only a few that offers a Co-op Program for Graduate Students. Through this program students gain industry experience in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups, while helping to finance their education.
The Multidisciplinary Master’s Co-op program is for students pursuing MS degrees in Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Architecture and Management, Information Systems, Software Engineering Systems, and Telecommunication Networks.
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|Sampling of Co-op Partners|
| Goldman Sachs|
Mass General Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
| Dell EMC|
A Life Changing Experience
Parth Gargava, MS in Information Systems, participated in co-op as a software developer at Fidelity Investments. He says his experience in the program learning cutting-edge technologies and his experience on co-op has positioned him perfectly for the future, and his decision to enroll at Northeastern’s College of Engineering has changed his life.
Graduate Co-op At a Glance – 2023
Co-op employers (2021-23)
Prepare for Co-op
We have a dedicated team that prepares students for the cooperative education experience through resume building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development. Also view a sampling of our Tech Talk series. You have the option of a flexible co-op schedule of 4, 6, or 8 months. Northeastern also offers students comprehensive career support.
Our co-op faculty have also developed a curriculum to prepare our students for success in industry as part of our co-op program. Learn more about our co-op program and experience a sampling of the course for multidisciplinary master’s students.
“The work I do is exactly what I was looking for during my co-op search, and I have the best team. Apart from the work I do, I love the culture of the company. The experience has been totally amazing so far.”—Keval Chandrakant Shah
Business Intelligence Co-op, Wayfair LLC
“Amazon Robotics gave me a great opportunity to apply academic knowledge to practice. Each day I was challenged with new and exciting problems. It was amazing to be mentored by some of the best people in the world of software development.”—Harsh Pandey
Software Integration Intern, Amazon
“I got the freedom to experiment new methods that had been never tried before. Working with and meeting people from four different continents gave me an overview of how different cultures mingle together and how it improves the creativity and productivity at work.”—Mitesh Puthran
Data Science – Natural Language Processing, Avira
“The cultural diversity of Amadeus by far was the best highlight of my co-op experience apart from my work. Freedom to explore multiple technologies and brainstorming solutions and team support in achieving our goals made my co-op experience worth remembering.”—Jerin Rajan
DevOps Intern, Amadeus
“Moviri has a nurturing environment for interns. My colleagues are positive, fun-filled and helped me transition from student life into a professional routine. Even though I was the junior most member of the team, I had ample opportunities to put forth my ideas and inputs."—Kavya Prakash
Software engineer Co-op, Moviri Inc.
“Being on co-op turned out to be the best work experience that I could have ever got. Every day that I had spent at EverTrue was fun and I cherished it. My fondest memory was when I finally completed one of the major features that I was working on and then presented it in front of the whole company.”—Harshal Vijay Neelkamal
Software Engineering Co-op, iOS’, EverTrue Inc.
“The best part of my co-op experience was my exposure to humongous data sets and performing data analysis using Python and SQL. I was able to apply my skills learned during the IS course at my work.”—Pratik Parija
Data Analyst, Town of Danvers
“I got to work in the capacity of being a project leader for different projects. The design principles, best coding practices and enterprise communication skills that I learned in my classes gave me the ability to perform at the same professional level as full-time employees.”—Nishant Gandhi
Engineering Intern, DataRobot, Inc.
Jeffrey Machyo, MS’23, cyber physical systems, decided to shift gears to the embedded systems field when he was working as an electrical engineer at an electric power company in Kenya. As an engineering student at Northeastern, he completed a co-op at Desktop Metal, which gave him hands-on experience with programable devices and set him up […]
Siddharth Gargava, a driven and accomplished individual, embarked on a new chapter in his career by pursuing a Master’s degree in Information Systems at Northeastern University in Boston. With two and a half years of prior software engineering experience at Deloitte, Gargava sought to challenge himself and elevate his expertise by enrolling in one of […]
Chaman Betrabet, a graduate student studying Software Engineering Systems at the COE, is excitedly preparing to embark on a new chapter in their career as a Mobile Integration Developer intern at SAP America. This opportunity at SAP America represents a significant milestone in Betrabet’s journey, and he is eager to contribute their skills and knowledge […]
Asha Padmashetti, a Staff Software Engineer at IBM, embarked on an incredible journey that led her to pursue a Masters in Information Systems at Northeastern University. Throughout her path, Asha encountered numerous challenges, yet her unwavering determination and passion for her career remained steadfast. From the start, Padmashetti had always aspired to pursue a master’s […]