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Co-op

Align delivers experiential learning through co-op and internship opportunities.

Elevate Your Expertise

Our cooperative education program (“co-op,” for short) is designed to enrich your Align experience. With four, six, or eight months of real-world experience at one of our industry partners, you will enhance your classroom studies, expand your high-tech expertise, and propel your new career.

 

The Co-op Difference

If you’re looking to combine your background with computer science and start a new career in tech, the opportunity to learn new skills on the job while making valuable connections is critical. Co-op helps alleviate the fear factor of switching industries while providing powerful inroads to a wide range of companies.

Below is a sampling of companies that have employed Align students during their program of study.

  • Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence
  • Amazon
  • Charles River Data
  • Concur
  • Dell/EMC
  • Expedia
  • Facebook
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Google
  • Grantham, Mayo & Otterloo
  • Intuit
  • Morgan Stanley
  • MIT Lincoln Labs
  • Nordstrom
  • PayPal
  • Power Advocate
  • Salesforce
  • The Broad Institute
  • Trip Advisor
  • Worldpay

It pays to do co-op

Our co-op partners value the range of thought, perspective, and experience that Align students bring to their organization.

Typically, Align students earn $30,000 or more while on co-op to help offset tuition. Students generally go on co-op after their second semester of master’s classes, close to degree completion. This timing enables you to build your résumé and increase your job prospects. In fact, many co-op companies offer permanent employment to their co-op students.

In addition, many companies reflect their values on diversity by providing scholarships as a Corporate Partner.