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Experiential Learning

Northeastern’s co-op program, founded a century ago, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. Students alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time employment in positions related to their academic or career interests.

From classroom, to practice, to application, Northeastern University’s practice-oriented education model blends the strengths of a traditional liberal arts and sciences curriculum with an emphasis on professionally-focused practical skills. That blend of skills and knowledge is then put to the test through cooperative education.

Math majors have a wide range of co-op experiences — from placements with F500 insurance and investment companies to teaching assistantships in local public schools and research assistants in Northeastern University math labs. These experiences make co-op at Northeastern an avenue to intellectual and personal growth: adding depth to classroom studies, providing exposure to career paths and opportunities, and inspiring students to delve deeper, sharpen their focus, and pursue greater academic challenges.

Experiential credit for co-op is earned when Northeastern students successfully complete the following three phases:

  • Preparation
  • Action
  • Reflection

Learn more about this process by clicking here.