Co-Op

The Biomedical Engineering Co-operative Education Program provides our undergraduates the opportunity to complete a 6-month, paid co-op while finishing all degree requirements within four academic years.

Experiential learning, such as a co-op position, can play a critical role in training and education, especially in engineering, as a vital complement to what is learned in the classroom and the laboratory. Co-ops provide students with opportunities to tackle real-world problems with real-world constraints, which are frequently lacking in academic exercises. Co-ops also allow students to develop and hone their professional skills, expand their professional network, and build their resume.

BME students who participate in this program will:

•   Be assisted in securing a co-op position during the spring semester of their sophomore year

•   Complete a portion of their coursework during the summer session

•   Take a regular fall course load in fall of their junior year

•   Complete a professional preparedness class during the winter session

•   Pursue the co-op full time during the spring semester of their junior year and the following summer

•   Return to Rutgers in fall on schedule to graduate in May of the senior year

 

From a company’s perspective, supporting a co-op allows:

•   A “sneak-peek” at some of the most talented undergraduates in New Jersey and across the country

•   Relationship building with the top biomedical engineering program in New Jersey

•   Fulfillment of a broader mission to the community

 

The program was officially launched at the start of 2019 thanks to participation from the following companies:

•   Celgene

•   Collagen Matrix

•   Envigo

•   Merck

•   Orthobond

•   OrthogenRx

 

We are in discussions with over 40 other companies to further grow and develop this exciting new program!