Co-op Student Profiles

Nihar Patel

Nihar Patel

Mechanical Engineering 2015
Co-op employer: SpaceX

Alex Schwarzkopf Nate Catell

Alex Schwarzkopf Nate Catell

Electromechanical Engineering Alex- 2015; Nate- 2016
Co-op employer: Tesla Motors

Jonathan Silva

Jonathan Silva

Mechanical Engineering 2015
Co-op employer: Toyota Motor Corporation

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How Co-op Works

With one of the largest and most comprehensive co-op education programs in the country, Wentworth is uniquely qualified to help you start your future now. For nearly 30 years, our professional co-op coordinators have been providing the individual attention students need to secure exciting, rewarding, and most important, relevant positions.

Just ask any of our students -- for the best co-op positions around the city, the country, or even the globe, Wentworth is the place to be. Whether you want to create medical devices in Boston, design interiors in Saudi Arabia, or manage construction sites in California, we have the experience and resources to help you get there and get the job.


All full-time day students pursuing a bachelor's degree must complete two four-month co-op semesters in their major. One additional semester of co-op is optional.


For four-year students, co-ops are scheduled for spring of their junior year and fall of their senior year. Five-year students participate in co-op the summer after their third year and the summer after their fourth year. Transfer students must attend Wentworth for at least one semester before they are eligible for co-op.


Co-op can be completed anyplace the right position exists - in Boston, in a your hometown, or anywhere in the world.


  1. Participate in co-op orientation
  2. Attend workshops in resume writing, interviewing and job searching
  3. Write your resume
  4. Meet with your co-op coordinator, who will help develop job leads from Wentworth's database. At the same time, develop your own leads.
  5. Follow-up all leads
  6. Research and interview for positions
  7. Accept the best position
  8. Do a great job!
  9. Complete necessary paperwork and meet with your co-op coordinator.

Permanent placement

The Career Planning Office has a number of services available to graduating students and alumni, including a computerized job bank, the annual career fair, and on/off campus recruitment.

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