Bringing 100 Years of Experiential Learning to the Pacific Northwest


Co-op: An Education Like No Other

We Made Our Mark in Experiential Learning…

Experience is a powerful way to learn. Our signature experiential learning model combines academic scholarship and professional practice. Northeastern students receive more than an education—they gain relevant, real-world skills and experience.

Northeastern’s distinctive educational approach integrates rigorous classroom study with real-world experiences to create a powerful way to learn. As a result, our graduates excel at managing their lives and careers and contribute to the world.

Northeastern students access a network that includes more than 3,300 employers in 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.

  • Allen Institute for Brain Science
  • Amazon
  • Axon
  • Big Fish Games
  • Bit Titan
  • City of Seattle
  • Concur
  • Costco
  • Expedia

  • Facebook
  • Microsoft
  • Moz
  • Nordstrom
  • Porch
  • Rival IQ
  • Starbucks
  • Tableau
  • TUNE
  • Zillow

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.