A Whole New World
Our wide scope of Experiential Learning opportunities help COS students discover what they want to do—or not do—after graduation. Pathways include our signature Cooperative Education (co-op) program, vast Global Experience offerings, and civic outreach through our Service-Learning platform. Students work with advisors to tailor their experiential education to meet specific learning and personal goals.
Our signature co-op program makes a Northeastern education more meaningful. With a combination of academics and field experience, students gain a deeper, real-world perspective while they explore career paths and prepare for the global workforce or graduate studies.
From internal co-op opportunities to traditional study abroad programs to our dynamic Dialogue of Civilians offering, we help students realize their purpose while engaging with global communities.
“Here at the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio, I help with many different types of research to conserve and restore native wildlife and vegetation. My field work ranges from performing surveys to identify trees, snakes, and other species, to assisting with the care and study of federally endangered species, as well as my own independent research on native bat species. Our work positively impacts the surrounding community by inspiring the local children to pursue careers as ecology researchers and conservation workers through their volunteer work with the various surveys; some of which I helped organize. The Wilds is a place where both protecting the environment, internationally as well as locally, and inspiring others to follow the path of conservation meet as one and I am proud to work here as a wildlife research apprentice.”