Program Expands as Students Gain Professional Experience and Rack Up Earnings

Alumni recruit for Draper at the Career Fair Image by Ed Brennen
At the Fall Career Fair, alumni recruit students for Draper, one of five companies that have paid UML co-op students more than $1 million since 2013.

By Ed Brennen

When chemical engineering major Kelsey Martin landed a six-month co-op job with medical technology company Getinge Group her junior year, she expected to develop technical skills while getting her foot in the door with a potential future employer.

Earning thousands of dollars from the full-time position was also significant.

“The co-op absolutely changed my life,” says Martin, who continued working at Getinge’s Merrimack, N.H., location when her co-op was complete – right through her graduation last May. Martin is now an associate product development engineer for the company, where she also coordinates the onboarding program for new co-ops.

Martin’s experience is a familiar one for the hundreds of students who take advantage of the university’s Professional Cooperative Education program each year. Read more

Since the 2013-14 academic year

  • $24.4 million
    Collectively earned by co-op students
  • $19.70
    Average hourly wage
  • $18,505
    Average six-month earnings
  • 1312
    Students employed through co-op
  • 349
    Companies employing co-op students
  • 99%
    Co-op students employed or in grad school upon or soon after graduation (class of 2017)

Sharpening Her Skills

Computer science major Karamel Quitayen sharpened her technical and professional skills during her six-month software developer co-op at Kronos Incorporated.

University Day at Kronos

Kronos, which ranks No. 44 on Glassdoor’s annual list of the Top 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S., has hired 86 UML co-op students since 2010.

Designing His Future

Thanks to professional co-ops at New Balance and Teradyne, mechanical engineering major Matt Macioci has designs on a future career working with complex machinery.

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