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Hire Widener

Looking to hire interns, co-op students, or full-time employees? Look no further. Our students are career-ready and we work with employers like you to recruit the talent you need.

In-Demand. Well-Prepared.

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Career Success for Class of 2023

96% of the Class of 2023 was employed, in grad school, or in military/other service within 6 months of graduation, according to the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE).

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1000+ Organizations

provide experiential learning opportunities for Widener students in co-ops, internships, clinics, or public service in a single year

School of Business Students gain experience by working in the community. Widener University is one of the top schools of business in the Philadelphia area and offers many business majors competitive co-op opportunities.

Choose Co-Op

For more than 30 years, our business, engineering, and computer science students have partnered with employers as part of our flexible, supportive co-op program. Widener students are career-ready and well-prepared to make meaningful contributions to any organization. And our professional staff provides support for employers and students throughout the co-op process.


Co-Ops & Internships

Employers' Guide to Co-Op

The co-op program includes students in the following majors:


Arts & Sciences


Our program offers two flexible co-op cycles:

Cycle #1: August to January

  • 2nd semester sophomores
  • 2nd semester juniors
  • 1st semester seniors

Cycle #2: January to August

  • 1st semester seniors prior to senior year
  • 2nd semester juniors

Employers may choose to offer a position for all or part of this 8-month cycle.

  • Employers receive student resumes in early May (for cycle #1) or late August (for cycle #2).
  • Employers may interview a student as soon as they receive his or her resume by contacting the Career Design and Development office and providing the student’s name and a job description. Employers can manage the interview process on their own, or commission the Career Design and Development office to take charge.
  • Before extending an offer to a student, employers contact the Career Design and Development office with salary information and offer deadlines.

All co-op students work full-time: 32 hours per week or more.

Co-op students should receive a fair market wage. Career Design and Development staff can help research wages.

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Hire an Intern

All Widener students are encouraged to pursue an educational learning opportunity – whether it’s through the co-op program or internships. Organizations can post internships for students on Handshake. Internship requirements are coordinated through specific academic departments at Widener.

Post an Internship

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Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that enable students from all majors to build and demonstrate skills where exploring a variety of career paths. Unlike traditional internships, Micro-Internships can take place year-round and typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work.

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