Internships & Co-ops
In 2009, the College of Professional Studies launched an experiential learning program. The program has grown to serve over 200 students per year who are engaging in a range of full-time co-op and part-time internship positions. These opportunities allow students to apply concepts from the classroom in the real world and to explore their career interests in a practical way.
Take the first step:
Dean John LaBrie with 2013 CPS Co-op Award Recipients
“My two co-ops were very different and I loved that the experience was so varied. This allows me to say now that I feel like I have been very well prepared to find a job here, or anywhere in the world”
-Eve, 2013 Student Scholar, Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication
"This program helped me build a strong foundation that gave me exceptional qualifications to start my career. The co-op preparatory class—COOP 5001—offers the chance for all the students, who are eager to seek job opportunities in the United States, to develop professional interview skills and office etiquette that lets them get acquainted with the American office environment and culture. Eventually, I started a part-time internship at Harvard Catalyst. The company was like my off-campus classroom, through experimental learning I quickly figured out where my interest lied. I became friends with the director, my manager and co-workers and as they saw me develop a passion for medical devices industry, they started to give me more assignments that fit my career goal and to build my resume. After my internship ended, I sought another co-op opportunity. On February 14th, I got my official offer letter for a co-op with St. Jude Medical with the job title of Regulatory Affairs Specialist I. I will also stay with them after graduation! It’s unbelievable that all this happened before I graduated from Northeastern University."
- Zhi, CPS 2012 Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices