Stevens Cooperative Education

Approximately 30% of undergraduate engineering students participate in the Stevens Cooperative Education Program

The Stevens Cooperative Education Program, or Co-op, is a five-year educational program, which provides engineering and science students with the opportunity to alternate between semesters of full-time work and full-time study in areas related to the student's academic major and career interests. The Co-op program is designed to provide experiences that prepare students to connect their academic studies with the world of work, explore career interests and clarify goals.

Benefits of Cooperative Education

The Workplace is Your Classroom

Co-op gives you a chance to apply knowledge and theories gained in the classroom to 'real world' work scenarios.

Explore Career Interests

Co-op allows you to make informed educational and career choices based on full-time, work experiences related to your academic studies and career interests.

Professional Development

The Co-op program provides resume writing, interview preparation, job search strategies, and ongoing support while in the program and out on work terms.


Co-op students establish valuable network of professionals in the field, which provide students with future employment opportunities, industry insight and more.

Career Exploration by Major

Co-op supports students' academic studies and career exploration while identifying career interests, gaining professional skills, and setting career goals.