Bringing 125+ Years of Experiential Learning to the Pacific Northwest

Co-op: An Unparalleled Educational Experience

Experience is a catalyst for profound learning. Our renowned experiential learning model seamlessly blends academic excellence with hands-on professional practice. At Northeastern, students don’t just receive an education—they acquire practical, real-world skills and experiences.

Northeastern’s unique educational approach seamlessly fuses rigorous classroom study with real-world applications, offering an unparalleled learning experience. This distinctive approach empowers our graduates to navigate their lives and careers with exceptional competence, making meaningful contributions to the world.

Northeastern students are connected to a vast network comprising over 3,300 employers across 136 countries.


Experiential Learning Options

Employers rate Northeastern graduates higher than others in work ethic, willingness to learn, leadership, and more.

  • Full-Time Co-Op Opportunities—Our co-op education program lets students alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time employment in positions related to their major or career interests. Students pursue paid positions in their field of study for three to six months.
  • Experiential Network (XN)—Students work virtually with a supervisor at a sponsoring business or nonprofit, completing a challenging assignment over a six-week period.
  • Experiential Learning at Work—Working professionals collaborate with their employer to identify a project that addresses a key business need. They also gain invaluable experience in an area that interests them.

Experiential Learning in Seattle

Northeastern University Seattle has established corporate partnerships—through experiential learning and co-op placements, tuition reimbursement scholarship programs, and corporate engagement in the classroom—with a range of Seattle employers. See the growing list of employers here. Below are the top partners who have hired our Seattle campus students for internships/co-ops based in WA:

  • Amazon
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Meta
  • Salesforce

  • Expedia
  • Microsoft Corporation Inc
  • Google LLC
  • Snowflake

Connect With Us

Emily Stimac, Career Development Advisor

Kathy Wong, Graduate Engineering Co-Op Faculty

Please email [email protected] for any additional inquiries on experiential learning activities.