The Stevens Cooperative Education Program for Undergraduate Students is a five-year, competitive program that combines classroom education with practical real-world work experience. A co-op experience allows students to alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time paid professional work in a job related to the student’s academic program of study.

Benefits to students

  • Gain valuable work experience in a job related to your degree before graduation.

  • Earn a full-time hourly salary during each work semester.

  • Establish and broaden a network of professional contacts in a career field and industry.

  • Receive exclusive invitations to Co-op recruiting events.

  • Work with a team of academic advisors and career center professionals.

  • Serve as a Co-op Peer Mentor for new students in your senior year.

Eligible undergraduate degree programs

Biomedical Engineering

Engineering Management

Chemical Engineering

Engineering with a concentration in Naval Engineering

Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Computer Engineering

Industrial & Systems Engineering

Computer Science

Mechanical Engineering


Software Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Preparing to participate in the Co-op Program

First-year undergraduate students enrolled in one of the eligible undergraduate degree programs are required to complete the steps below before obtaining approval to enroll in the Co-op Program and starting their first co-op job. To complete the Co-op Program, students must secure and successfully complete three full-time, paid co-op work experiences within five years.

Complete all first-year academic coursework

  • Students may apply to participate in the program while in the process of completing first-year Spring semester coursework. However, students will not be approved to enroll in the Co-op Program until all first-year coursework grades are submitted to the registrar by all professors. Students must maintain a minimum 2.20 GPA.

Attend a Co-op Information Session

  • Students are REQUIRED to attend one in-person Co-op Information Session and must register to attend on Handshake. Students must arrive on-time and be present at the start of the Information Session.

  • Students must attend one of the following Spring 2024 Co-op Information Sessions

    • Tuesday, March 5 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in UCC Tech Flex (NEW DATE)

    • Wednesday, March 20 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM in Bissinger, 4th Floor Howe

    • Register on Handshake

Complete four career education workshops

  • The four REQUIRED workshops below are offered in-person and virtually throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. The workshop schedule and descriptions of each workshop can be found on Handshake.

    • SCC 101: Introduction to Career Services & Cooperative Education

    • SCC 102: Resume Writing

    • SCC 103: Job Search Strategies

    • SCC 104: Interviewing Skills

Complete and submit the Co-op Program Application

  • Students who attend a Co-op Information Session will be invited to apply to the Co-op Program. The application deadline is Friday, March 29 at 5:00 PM.

For international students

  • Meet with the Office for International Students and Scholar Services (ISSS) to complete all steps required to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) work authorization. CPT is work authorization that is granted to eligible F-1 visa students so that the student may complete the requirements of a course or the Cooperative (Co-Op) Education Program.


  • Please contact the Career Center at with questions.