The benefits of Drexel Co-op are obvious. Not only are Drexel students financially ahead of their peers, but they also have the practical foundation needed in order to attend some of the top graduate schools in the country.
Drexel Co-op Earnings
Drexel Co-op puts students ahead financially both in the short-term and the long-term.
Co-op earnings serve as an additional source of income, which can be used to help pay for tuition or living expenses. This amount will vary based upon the co-op position, its location, and the duration of co-op employment. Salaries vary by position and field, but the average Drexel Co-op salary is more than $16,000 per six-month period.
Because you will have gained the real-world know-how and professional skills that come with Drexel Co-op, it is likely that you will be hired at a higher salary level than most college graduates when it's time to begin a career. Aside from the obvious benefits of a higher salary, an additional benefit is that your earning capability can help you with a more timely payment of any loans incurred while at Drexel.
Many Drexel students choose to continue their education at the graduate level, and nothing looks better on an admission application than a Drexel Co-op experience. Graduate schools that have accepted Drexel students include:
- Drexel University College of Medicine
- Duke University
- Jefferson Medical College
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- New Jersey Medical College (UMDNJ)
- New York University
- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Temple University School of Medicine
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Chicago
- University of Pennsylvania