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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 Computer Systems Engineering, Cyber-Physical Systems, Data Architecture and Management, Information Systems, and Telecommunication Networks.

Visit Graduate Co-op for information on other programs.


Graduate Co-op At a Glance – 2018

800+

Graduate placements

850+

Co-op employers

4, 6, 8

Month opportunities


 

Sampling of Co-op Partners
Facebook
Google
Amazon
Fidelity
Goldman Sachs
Mass General Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
MathWorks
Dell EMC
BMW
Tesla
Apple

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.

Prepare for Co-op

Coaching and Support

We have a team that prepares students for the cooperative education experience through resume building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development. You have the option of a flexible co-op schedule of 4, 6, or 8 months.

Co-op Curriculum

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.

Go to Course

Please review the student Eligibility and Requirements to participate in the cooperative education program.

For frequently asked questions and to contact us, please visit the Graduate Co-op Support Center.

To schedule a meeting or to contact your co-op coordinator, please visit here.

“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.

Student Experiences

The Long Road to Happiness

This software engineer took the long road to happiness by Ian Thomsen, January 16, 2019 SEATTLE – The journey of 6,000 miles began in Taiwan where Ching-Chi “Amanda” Chang, MS Information Systems 2018, was launching her career as a TV reporter. She realized, with discouraging alacrity, that it wasn’t for her. “I hated it,” said […]

Journey Leads to Facebook

She crossed the globe for Northeastern-Seattle. She stayed for Facebook. by Ian Thomsen January 8, 2019 Qifei “Rose” Lu, MS Information Systems, 2018, was leading her guests on a tour of Facebook. The cafeteria and its neighboring amphitheater. The snack stand. The espresso bar. The common work stations, the outdoor balconies overlooking Lake Union, the […]

IS is the BEST

Enthusiastic and ambitious individual Soumiya Roy, MS Information Systems 2018, already had decent experience in information technology when she first came to Northeastern all the way from New Delhi, India, to study Information Systems. Both heavily data-oriented coursework and a great co-op experience helped her grow professionally and get a full-time job in San Francisco […]

Opportunity Strikes

Northeastern’s co-op opportunity and the cultural diversity on campus were two factors that motivated Jerin Rajan, MS Information Systems 2019, to apply for the Information Systems master’s program and eventually move all the way from Mumbai, India. Before joining Northeastern’s College of Engineering, Rajan had worked with Big Data and Business Intelligence systems quite extensively. […]