Contact Information

Office of Cooperative Education
Career Services
526 E. 14th St.
tel: 610-499-4198
fax: 610-499-4059

Laura Bickert Ciarlello
Career Counselor and Co-op Advisor
tel: 610-499-4165

Cooperative Education

An undergraduate student can take advantage of the co-op program, and still graduate in a four year time frame.

Students are compensated by their co-op employers while attending co-op. Co-op students may choose from a large number of local, regional, national or international corporations for their work experience. The co-op program is cost-free— you do not pay tuition during the co-op periods.

The Co-op Office will, if you wish, attempt to place you close to home to save the cost of room and board during your co-op periods. Widener faculty and staff actively supervise the program to make sure that it meets our high standards.

GPA Average: 3.3

The average annualized wage for co-op students:

Average Annualized Wages

Discipline Average Hourly Wage Salary Equivalent
Chemical Engineering $13.66 $28,412.80
Civil Engineering $15.67 $32,593.60
Electrical Engineering $16.21 $33,716.80
Mechanical Engineering $14.28 $29,702.40