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.

Visit Graduate Co-op for information on other programs.


Graduate Co-op At a Glance – 2020

1000+

Graduate placements

2100

Co-op employers (2018-20)

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 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.

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.

“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

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Cyber-Physical Systems Experience for the Connected World

Aurobindo Samantaray, ME’21, cyber-physical systems, joined the Northeastern community in January 2020. He came to Northeastern for its co-op program, bringing with him professional experience in embedded systems by working with large companies in the automotive industry—build automation. Samantaray worked on various software and products that have lifesaving capabilities such as airbags and occupant classification […]

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The Total MSIS Package: Courses, Mentoring, Co-op

Sai Kale joined the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program in Spring 2020, immediately jumping into topics such as application engineering, web development, and user experience engineering. When asked why she chose Northeastern University, Kale states, “The opportunity to learn new technologies through well-designed courses, alongside practical exposure through a strong co-op structure, […]

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Front-End Developer to Full Stack Engineer

Jayashree Patel, ME‘21, information systems, has always been enchanted by computer science and used to wonder how a few lines of code could lead to the development of software that we use in our daily lives. Due to her curiosity to know how coding works, she journeyed on the path of learning programming. Patel started learning HTML and CSS at a […]

Jayshil Jain

MS in Information Systems Co-op as Business Intelligence Engineer at Dell Technologies

The Master of Science in Information Systems program at Northeastern University always stood out to Jayshil Jain, ME’21, information systems, as being at the forefront of their domain by blending industry relevant experience with an innovative curriculum. Jain says, “The classes help students understand not only how to build, but how to work on real-world […]