Graduate Co-op

Gain project-based professional experience in your field

12–16

weeks typically spent on graduate co-op

10–40

hours per week with full- and part-time options

2

programs offering co-op opportunities

Northeastern University is world-renowned for its focus on education through experience. As a student in our MS in Business Analytics or MS in Finance (Qualitative Finance) program, you'll have the option to participate in a graduate co-op where you'll have the opportunity to apply what you've learned in the classroom to a meaningful project at a leading company or startup. 

In your graduate co-op, you'll gain real-world experience executing a project in your field that can give you confidence, a new perspective on business issues, and a head start on your professional network.

Choose the time commitment that fits you best

Graduate co-ops can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis.

  • Full-time: Pursue full-time co-op opportunities in the summer and extend your program from 12 to 16 months finishing your studies in the fall.
  • Part-time: Pursue part-time co-op opportunities while taking your courses at the same time.

You are encouraged to work closely with your career advisor when planning your co-op. 

Graduate co-op timeline

Curricular Practical Training for F-1 international students 

The D'Amore-McKim  Full-Time MS in Business Analytics and MS in Finance (Quantitative Finance) programs offer students the opportunity to engage in experience-powered learning opportunities. These can be full- or part-time co-ops directly related to your major area of study. F-1 international students must request and receive authorization to engage in Curricular Practical Training (CPT) before they can begin an experiential learning opportunity.

If you are interested in pursuing CPT, Northeastern University's Office of Global Services (OGS) offers international students resources and advising to help you maintain immigration compliance. F-1 international students must obtain CPT authorization from OGS. After reviewing the OGS website and videos, you may schedule an advising appointment with OGS

How to find a graduate co-op

Beginning a successful job search requires taking initiative and being proactive. Graduate co-ops are competitive and you'll want to take the time to prepare your resume and cover letter to stand out and differentiate yourself. You'll need to be resilient and adaptable if your first plan doesn't come together and continue to identify the right opportunity for you.

To begin your search, make sure to explore D'Amore-McKim's Global Talent System, visit employer's websites, and search job listing websites such as LinkedIn. These will all be good sources for current open positions and may help you identify companies that offer a position aligned with your professional interests.

Sample graduate co-ops 

  • Compliance Associate
  • Corporate Development 
  • Executive Associate
  • Global Technology & Operations Development
  • HR Development
  • Internal Audit
  • Leadership Development
  • Management Development
  • Quantitative Analytics
  • Technology Leadership Advancement  

Programs offering a graduate co-op

Prepare to thrive in a finance industry being transformed by technology and innovation. The full-time quantitative finance coursework is STEM designated; our part-time and online options focus on financial theory and practice.

Position yourself for leadership by learning to solve complex business problems with data in this STEM-designated program.