Zicklin Undergraduate Programs

Zicklin Business Co-Op Program

If you would like to have a four to six month paid, professional-level work experience to support your career development and strengthen your career readiness, learn more about The Zicklin Undergraduate Business Co-Op Program. The program is offered in partnership with Baruch’s Starr Career Development Center

What is a Co-op?  
  • Co-op, short for cooperative education, is a program that balances academics with periods of practical, hands-on work experience prior to graduation 
  • Through a co-op, you can alternate academic study with a semester of full-time employment, gaining practical work experience and earning income 
  • A co-op is a paid, full-time position, whereas an internship may be unpaid and/or part-time 


Program Overview: 

The Business Co-Op Program is a two-semester experience: 

  • During the first semester, you enroll in a required 1-credit co-op professional development course and apply and interview for available co-op positions provided through the program  
  • During the second semester, you enroll in a zero-credit co-op experience course and work your full-time co-op position, gaining professional work experience 
  • After completing your co-op position, you return to the college to complete your studies 


Co-Op Position Details:  
  • Start dates: January and June/July 
  • Positions available at multiple co-op sites across industries and functional areas
  • Positions last 4-6 months
  • Work hours range from 35-40 hours/week 
  • Compensation starts at $21/hour 


Program Eligibility: 
  • Current Zicklin undergraduate student 
  • Completed at least 60 academic credits  
  • Will have at least one semester left after completing a co-op experience


If you have questions or would like to learn more about the Zicklin Undergraduate Business Co-Op Program, please contact the co-op program manager at stefano.verdesoto@baruch.cuny.edu