Drexel University has long been known for its co-operative education programs, through which students mix periods of full-time, career-related employment with their studies. Co-op employment is a part of the Behavioral Health Counseling curriculum.
Co-operative employment experiences are directed toward activities that will expose students to the various work environments of behavioral health professionals. These work settings provide students with the opportunity to observe mental health and addictions professionals at work, while assessing their own potential and individualized interests in undertaking careers in behavioral health. In the past year Co-op students in the Behavioral Health Counseling major have been selected to work at a psycho-social rehabilitation center, a methadone clinic, and a psychiatric inpatient unit.
The Drexel co-op is paid employment selected from a variety of clinical settings that match the interests, abilities, and aptitudes of the student. A small percentage of students accept non-paid co-ops.
For more information about the Drexel Co-op visit the Steinbright Career Development page at http://www.drexel.edu/scdc/