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Cooperative education is based on the principle that what students learn in the workplace is a valuable complement to what they learn in the classroom. While students in the College of Arts and Sciences are not required to participate, the Department of Economics strongly encourages its students to take advantage of the unique benefits offered by the Cooperative Education program at Northeastern.
The Cooperative Education Coordinator for Economics, Linnea Basu, assists students in obtaining relevant cooperative education experiences and works with the department's faculty members to integrate these experiences into the students' total academic program. Studies show that reinforcing classroom learning with job responsibilities increases a student's motivation and self-confidence. Greater interest in academic work develops when students are able to see the link between co-op experiences and classroom study.
Co-op students have opportunities to evaluate career decisions early in their college years, while gaining meaningful work experience before graduation and establishing valuable professional contacts and references. Students also earn experiential learning credit by satisfactorily completing the required components of the cooperative education learning process.
Cooperative Education Coordinator
17 Lake Hall
For more information about Co-op visit the Cooperative Education Website at www.coop.neu.edu