Cooperative Education (Co-op) is an academic program that gives students the opportunity to gain paid professional work experience before graduation.Co-op work experiences are closely aligned with your major studies and improve understanding of the relationship between classroom theory and practical application. Nearly 2600 different companies have hired NJIT students over the past decade. Employers range from large multinationals to small start-up companies. Students have completed their co-op assignments in New Jersey, ten other states, and four foreign countries.
Internships provide a learning experience that may vary in length. They most often coincide with a semester or the summer. Internship assignments may be paid or unpaid and no college credit is given.
Graduates can work alongside faculty in cutting edge research in such areas as the SmartCampus project, emergency management information systems, e-customer relations, and multimedia group collaboration.