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Becoming a Co-op Employer

Drexel Co-op offers employers a host of advantages, including: an unlimited resource of motivated and skilled future professionals; six-month employment cycles that provide flexible scheduling options; and the opportunity to tap into the Greater Philadelphia region's most qualified job candidates before they join the work force.

Consider the advantages that Drexel students offer participating organizations:

  • Drexel Co-op students historically perform better since employer evaluations are part of the University bachelor's degree requirements. Of participating co-op employers, 87.3 percent would consider rehiring their co-op student for a future co-op or full-time position.[1]
  • Co-op students are available to employers year-round, not just part-time or during summer breaks, thanks to Drexel's recurring six-month employment cycles.
  • Co-op students attend a mandatory classroom orientation before their first employment experience. Of participating co-op employers, 90 percent found student academic preparation oriented to the needs of the organization.[1]
  • Co-op students reflect on what they practice in the workplace and how it relates to their classroom learning. Of participating co-op employers, 82.8 percent rated overall student performance as good or excellent.[1]
  • Co-op students are considered full-time students while employed and are governed by Drexel University policies and procedures.
  • For more information on becoming a co-op employer, visit the Steinbright Career Development Center's Employer Resources page.

    [1] Co-op Employment Records 2014–15