Intent to go on Co-op for
Spring/Summer 1, 2017
COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
If you are planning to go on
co-op in Spring 2017
You must have completed the Co-op Preparation class during or before
the Fall 2016 semester.
You must fill out the web form at the end of this presentation by Friday,
If you are not currently in the Co-op Prep class, you must schedule a
meeting with your Co-op Coordinator to review your resume. You can
do so on the MyNEU Advisor Calendar. Students enrolled in the Co-op
Prep class this Fall semester will be doing this first in class.
Co-op Work Study
Some jobs will state in the job description that they require you to be
qualified for “Co-op Work Study.”
In order to apply for these jobs, you must provide your Co-op
Coordinator with a form confirming you are eligible for these funds.
You can get this form at the Student Employment office at 271
There are limited funds for Co-op Work Study, so even if you are
eligible to receive these funds you are not guaranteed a co-op work
Co-op Work study is different than regular work study. You can see if
you qualify at the Student Employment office.
Northeastern University is pleased to announce the availability of a new online
job posting system – NUcareers – for Northeastern co-op students. NUcareers
presents an easy-to-use dashboard where you can manage your searches and
applications to co-op and full time jobs, as well as participation in recruiting
activities such as career fairs, workshops, and on-campus interviews.
NUcareers will be phased in over the month of July. Starting July 6th you will be
able to upload a resume and other required documents. Beginning August
1st your access to the system will be expanded to include searching and
applying for Spring 2017 co-op jobs (once you have met with and been cleared
by your Co-op Coordinator).
Tutorial for uploading resumes in NUcareers
If you have questions about NUcareers, feel free to consult
email@example.com, and/or the NUcareers Help Blog.
Important Information for
If you are not a U.S. citizen, it will be critical to update your visa to reflect
that you will be working on co-op. As soon you have accepted a position,
be sure to fill out the form below with your Co-op Advisor and the Office
of Global Services (formerly ISSI).
Visa Update form/process
New Job Opportunities
In addition to applying for existing jobs in NUcareers, you can work with
your Co-op Coordinator to develop jobs with new employers.
Speak with your Co-op Coordinator before contacting a company; he or
she can give you informational materials, look over your cover letter, and
let you know if that company already has a job in NUcareers.
If a company has an existing position in NUcareers, you may not contact
them directly about setting up your own co-op.
More information about developing a new co-op position.
You must inform your primary Co-op Faculty Coordinator if you are planning
to do a co-op outside the United States.
Start the application process early—visas take time to process and approve.
Make sure you RSVP for a COS Global Co-op Information Session.
Scholarships are available to students pursuing international co-ops.
International School of Bremen (Germany)—Science education
Diamond Light Source Ltd. (England)—Software computation
NERF (Belgium)—Behavioral Neuroscience research
University of Heidelberg (Germany)—Life science research
Turks & Caicos Island DEMA (Turks & Caicos)—Environmental restoration
Goldsmith’s, University of London (England)—Research on music, mind, and brain
City of Cape Town (South Africa)—Sustainability
Leibniz University (Germany)—Research lab
KCCR (Ghana)—Tropical medicine research
University of Minho (Portugal)—Psychology Research
Tips for a Successful Co-op Search
Keep an open mind about the type of experiences you are willing to
apply for, especially for your first co-op.
Co-op is a competitive process, and employment is not guaranteed.
Be prepared to face some rejection from employers and to work hard
throughout the semester to secure a position.
Communicate with and update your Co-op Coordinator often
throughout your search process.
Respond quickly to phone calls and emails from your Coordinator and
Important Interview Information
You must be willing to interview for every position that you apply for through
NUcareers. An interview can be a great opportunity to find out more about a
company or position, so we encourage you to apply for a wide range of positions.
If you schedule an interview, you must attend. If you are unable to attend
because you have accepted another position, you must notify the employer at
least one full business day in advance. Failure to do so will disqualify you from
participating in co-op.
Be sure to put the employer’s phone number and address in your cell phone
before the interview, in case you run into unexpected delays.
Accepting a Job
When offered a job, you must acknowledge receipt of the offer within 24
hours. Even if you are unsure of whether you will accept the position, it is
important to communicate to the employer that you received the offer and
are considering it. The employer may ask for a answer within a specific
timeframe, but typically you will have 3 business days to accept or decline the
Once you have accepted a position, you may not change your mind and accept
Let your Co-op Coordinator know as soon as you have accepted a job.
Friday, September 16th– Deadline to declare your intent to go on co-op by filling out
the web form at the end of this presentation.
Schedule a meeting with your Co-op Coordinator to review your updated resume.
After (s)he has approved your final resume (s)he will be able to clear you to look for
jobs in NUcareers. If you are in the Co-op Preparation class this fall, you will spend
the first few classes working on your resume, as well.
Thursday, October 6 at 11:59 PM– Deadline to apply for your first 7 jobs (no more
than 7). You should continue to apply for more jobs after this initial date.
To officially declare your intent to go on Co-op in Spring
2017, fill out the web form below. It is better to sign up
now and decide later not to go on co-op than to miss the
sign-up deadline (September 16th).
Sign-up for Spring 2017