Cooperative Education

Meaningful, Paid Experience The Co-op Program is an integral component of the academic experience in the D'Amore-McKim School of Business.

Your co-op experiences will add depth to your classroom studies, provide exposure to career paths and opportunities, help you develop the skills you'll need to be successful in today's global business environment, build up your resume, and establish your network of contacts in the professional world.

At D'Amore-McKim School of Business, you'll have the opportunity to work in co-op positions at organizations that encompass all business functions across a diverse range of industries, sectors and locations. You can participate in at least two six-month co-ops, exploring opportunities with our more than 600 employer partners located in over 25 states and around the world. Co-op positions are full-time and students receive a competitive wage. BSBA students have the opportunity to participate in both domestic and international co-ops; BSIB students are required to have a domestic co-op and an international co-op.

How It Works

You'll be assigned a co-op coordinator who helps you prepare for co-op and to identify opportunities that match your goals and interests. Before your first co-op experience, you'll complete a one-credit course—Professional Development for Business—taught by your coordinator. You'll get strong support in the classroom, along with one-on-one counseling, throughout the job search process. Your coordinator also works closely with employer partners in developing, enhancing and maintaining co-op positions that align with the educational goals of the college.

You'll participate in two or three six-month paid co-ops beginning in the middle or end of your sophomore year. Co-op cycles are January to June or July to December; and you'll alternate between classes and co-op. Co-op experiences are expected to increase in degree of difficulty and responsibility and to have specific learning outcomes. You may choose to do a third co-op, which is most likely to lead to a post-graduation job opportunity. Your employers will also provide you with feedback on your professional performance, which provides you with crucial information as you develop and mature in the business world.

For BSBA students looking to see how you can complete two co-ops, please view our four-year/two co-op models. To see how you can complete three co-ops, please view our five-year/three co-op models.

Co-op Employers

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business works with more than 600 co-op employers nationwide, including: Akami, Amazon, Boston Consulting Group, Covidien, Credit Suisse HOLT, Deloitte, EF Education, Ernst & Young, GE, Johnson & Johnson, PwC, Raytheon, Staples, State Street, and TJX - among many others.

Internationally, D'Amore-McKim School of Business works with a host of employers, including AIG Investments, Allliance Insurance Group, BNP Paribas, Bosh, CEVA Logistics, Citigroup, GE Healthcare, Henkel, Kellogg's Novoa Design, State Street, and USB Bank.