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CO-OP + CAREER Research Guide

Your gateway to Wentworth resources available to help you prepare for and find a co-op and full-time job.

Welcome from Co-ops & Careers

The Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development provides you with the opportunities you need to turn theory into practice, and teaches you how to find the co-ops and jobs that best serve your interests and skills. Wentworth offers one of the most comprehensive cooperative education (co-op) programs of its kind in the nation. Unlike most schools, co-op at Wentworth is a requirement: all undergraduate day students must successfully complete two co-op semesters in order to graduate.

What is Co-op? 

A co-op is full-time, temporary employment in your field of study that enables you to apply classroom learning to professional work experience. At Wentworth a co-op must be 30+ hours per week and generally is completed between the first day of classes and the last day of finals during the semester you are working.

Co-ops & Careers and the Douglas D. Schumann Library are here to support you and help you achieve your professional goals. Every major has access to a dedicated Co-ops & Career Advisor, Co-op Institute - a seminar for undergraduate day students providing targeted support for your first co-op search, and networking opportunities including: two annual Co-ops & Career Fairs, a summer networking event, on-campus interviews, and a host of online and library sourced co-op and job search tools.

Getting Started

When you are ready to start your search, make an appointment with your Co-ops & Career Advisor to get the most out your efforts. Get to know more about Co-ops and the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development below. 

Co-ops & Career Advisors

Your Co-ops & Career Advisor is dedicated to your major and will work with you on goal setting, résumé writing, job-search strategies, and interviewing techniques. Make an appointment to start your co-op search!