Drexel Co-op enables students to balance classroom theory with practical, hands-on experience. Students alternate classes with full-time employment through one of more than 1,500 University- approved business, industrial, governmental, and nonprofit employers throughout the United States and around the world. Generally, students are on co-op for a six-month period, alternating with six months of classroom study. Most computer science students do three six-month co-ops total.
Students interested in research can work in a research laboratory for one or more of their co-ops. This program offers a rare and valuable opportunity for a more intense and productive research experience than most students can achieve in a summer. PSAL past and present co-ops include Andrew McDonald, Tamine Mokdissi, Marc Barrowclift, Travis Dutko, Jeff Ulman, Joe Muoio, and Dante Galzarano.