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.


 

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.

Top-Ranked Co-op Program for Graduate Students

Northeastern University is a leader in cooperative education giving graduate students the opportunity to gain up to eight months of professional experience as part of the academic curriculum, and a competitive advantage upon graduation.

Graduate Co-op At a Glance – 2022

931

Graduate placements

2200

Co-op employers (2020-22)

4, 6, 8

Month opportunities


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

Applying What She Has Learned to Succeed at Every Opportunity

Zeenia Singla, MS’23, an Information Systems student currently on co-op as a risk analyst, joined the unit with three years of data analytics experience from significant corporations. Singla attended Northeastern because she believed it would help her improve personally and professionally. Her classes and professors helped her learn and apply many concepts; courses that focused […]

Northeastern Gave Me the Courage I Needed to Succeed on Co-op

While studying information systems at Northeastern University, Karan R. Agrawal, MS’23, worked at Vantage Risk on a co-op as a data engineer starting on May 23, 2022. He believes his first-year courses equipped him for data engineering. “Northeastern courses are very industry oriented and focused on practical implementation,” he stated. “My projects here gave me […]

Securing Mobile Networks 4G to 5G and Beyond

Apoorva Jain, an alumnus of the MS in Telecommunication Networks program, gained valuable experience on an eight-month co-op at telecommunications company Ericsson, working on the systems integration team. Upon graduation he received a full time position at Ericsson in product development and validation. Now Jain is a senior product manager in cloud and network security at Palo Alto Networks.

Mahankali

An Industry-Facing Master’s Program Leads to Career at Amazon Web Services

During her master’s program in information systems, Sonia Mahankali dove into a powerful co-op job at cybersecurity firm Appgate as a sales engineer. The experience she gained there set her up for her next career move to Amazon Web Services as a technical account manager.