Cooperative Education Program (Physics)

Educating Through Real-Life Experience

Students stand out of the crowd through the Stevens Co-op Program with hands-on experience at leading companies in physics and engineering. Before even completing an undergraduate degree, Stevens co-op students have worked alongside the best and brightest in the industry, with two years of paid professional experience on their resumes. Prominent companies that participate in the program include Panasonic, ITT Corporation, Avionics Division, U.S. Army Ardec, and G3 Technologies.

Getting the Job
The Princeton Review recently ranked Stevens 13th in the nation for "Best Career Services" and Bloomberg Businessweek placed Stevens in the top 25 schools in the nation for best return on investment (ROI). Both these achievements are largely due to the exceptional co-op program, in which 40 percent of the body participates.

With the combination of classroom learning and real-world experience, students who participate in the Co-op Program make compelling candidates for prospective employers. Many co-op students are offered full-time positions by their co-op employers post-graduation, with higher-than-average starting salaries. Students are able to explore the wide range of opportunities available in a physics career. Physics co-op students work in many areas of the field from computer software to consumer electronics. The program offers a five-year plan that isfully compatible with the Physics curriculum. Over 30 percent of students in the program earn both a Master's degree and a Bachelor's degree while pursuing the five year plan.