The College of Engineering Graduate Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is one option for experiential learning and is available on a competitive basis to selected students. Cooperative Education at the graduate level is not just a way for students to gain real world experience, but is a way to challenge, network, expand and fine-tune their knowledge within their respective industry. The goals of cooperative education are to:
- Apply knowledge and skills in new, authentic contexts.
- Develop new knowledge and skills.
- Integrate and use the deepened knowledge and skills in your academic programs.
- Reflect on and articulate how you used your knowledge and skills, how you gained new knowledge and skills, and how “theory and practice” work together.
The Graduate School of Engineering placed nearly 800 students with some of the most sought after technical skills in positions globally during the 2017 academic year. We have a team that prepares students for cooperative education experience through resume building, developing interview skills and guiding professional development.
Please review the Eligibility and Requirements to participate in the cooperative education program.
Multidisciplinary Master’s Co-op Students: For students majoring in Energy Systems, Engineering Management, Telecommunication Networks, Computer Systems Engineering, and Information Systems. For frequently asked questions and to contact us, please visit the Graduate Co-op Support Center. To schedule a meeting or to contact your co-op coordinator, please visit here.
Multidisciplinary Master’s Co-op Faculty Coordinators:
- John Bleakney
Area of focus: Engineering Management
515 Dana Research Center, 617-373-4418, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Peter Cardillo
513A Dana Research Center, 617-373-2349, email@example.com
- Matthew Lenda
Area of focus: Regional Campuses
505A Dana Research Center, 617-373-4671, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Laura Meyer
Area of focus: Energy Systems
514 Dana Research Center, 617-373-2829, email@example.com
- Jessica Pike
502A Dana Research Center, 617-373-8587, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Maricla Pirozzi
Areas of focus: Information Systems
505 Dana Research Center, 617-373-7005, email@example.com
- Michael Schwartz
Areas of focus: Computer Systems Engineering, Internet of Things, and Telecommunication Networks
513 Dana Research Center, 617-373-7112, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Diane Yasgur
520 Dana Research Center, 617-373-8445, email@example.com
Departmental Graduate Co-op Students: Students in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering and Public Policy, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, or Sustainable Building Systems who are interested in co-op are required to complete a Cooperative Education application.
Please visit out Co-op Team page for a list of Departmental Co-op Coordinators and Counselors.
Student Success Stories
Invested in SuccessParth GargavaMS, Information Systems 2018
In early 2016, Parth Gargava (MS Information Systems ’18) was working as a software engineer at the Center for Development of Advanced Computing in his native India.
- 4-6-8 month co-op placements aligning with academic semesters (graduate students complete two-year academic programs)
- $25: Average hourly wage
- Nearly 800 graduate students placed on co-op during the 2017 academic year
- Akamai Technologies
- Amazon.com, Inc.
- Bose Corporation
- Cisco Systems
- EMC Corporation
- Ericsson Inc
- Oracle Corporation
- State Street Corporation
- Verizon Communications
If you are an employer and would like to learn more about the engineering co-op program, click here.