Co-ops + Careers

This is hands-on experience that will get you hired. It's as simple as that. Working with some of the largest, most innovative companies in the world, our students have the opportunity to earn while they learn and jump-start their careers. As a required, two-semester program within a four-year degree, it's one of the most comprehensive co-op programs in the country.

Co-op at Wentworth is unlike any other program in that we require our students to do two full semester length co-ops before they graduate. So all students graduate with at least eight months of co-op experience, but they can actually graduate with up to a year. So we even allow them to do an optional co-op, and that sets them up for tremendous success when they leave the Institution.

One of my favorite things about working in this office is that we serve alumni for their entire lives. So after getting to know a student for four years, we also get to continue interacting with them after they graduate.

If we find that a student or a group of students is looking for a particular type of programming, we're gonna jump on it. So we try not to keep ourselves in a box, but our Hallmark things are the co-op and career fair and those advising appointments.

Searching for a job is hard. It's challenging, and it's a lot of work. But once you leave Wentworth having searched for two or three co-ops, you now have a fundamental and truly important understanding of what goes into a full time job search. So not only did you get work experience that's relevant to you after you graduate, you also learned how to do a job search which in and of itself is like a full time job and I cannot stress enough the importance of being able to do that well and to do that successfully.