Cooperative Education Founded in 1919, Drexel's cooperative education program was one of the first of its kind, and it continues to be among the largest and most renowned. Drexel Co-op is based on paid employment in practical, major-related positions consistent with the interests and abilities of participating students. The benefits are obvious—during their time at Drexel, students experience up to three different co-ops. Because of this, Drexel students graduate having already built a professional network, and they typically receive higher starting salaries than their counterparts from other schools. Through the co-op program: Students choose from more than 1,500 employers in 33 states and 48 international locations, or conduct an independent search. The average paid six-month co-op salary is more than $16,000. Co-op students are entrusted with projects vital to the day-to-day functioning of the workplace. Students obtain positions with major corporations such as GlaxoSmithKline, Unisys Corporation, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Comcast, and QVC, Inc. Drexel's Steinbright Career Development Center (SCDC) provides students with invaluable resources, including career counseling, workshops, job fairs, and résumé reviews. To learn more about co-op, visit the Steinbright Career Development Center website.