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In the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Cooperative Education, or Co-op, is a key component to the Experiential Liberal Arts, an educational model that allows students to apply and transform knowledge and skills across contexts.

Economics students work in a wide variety of industries and positions, many of which are listed below. On co-op, you will build technical, problem solving and communication experience, increase efficiency in business processes, and develop transferable skills related to your professional, academic and personal goals. Students integrate classroom and workplace learning by participating in guided and group reflections that occur at several intervals both during and after your co-op work experience. For subsequent co-op rotations you may pursue jobs in the same field or industry, or you may choose to explore an entirely different sector, location, or type of position.

Co-ops in Economics

Enhance your classroom learning and deepen your knowledge through the co-op experience in a variety of fields. Below is a partial list of the co-op employers and sample job titles by field or industry.

  • Consulting
    • McKinsey, North American Knowledge Center, Research Assistant
    • ScottMadden, Associate
  • Energy/CleanTech 
    • Enel X, Data Operations,
    • PowerAdvocate, Energy Business Analyst
  • Finance, Insurance
    • Boston Private Bank & Trust Co., Risk Analytics
    • Guy Carpenter, New York, NY or Philadelphia, PA, Catastrophe Modeling Analyst
  • Government
    • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Contracts Analyst, Consumer Information Coordinator
    • MIT Lincoln Lab, Business Analyst
  • Healthcare
    • athenahealth, Customer Engagement and Marketing
    • Dana Farber, Fiscal & Regulatory Management
  • Law 
    • Foley Hoag LLP, General Litigation
    • Manning Gross & Massenburg LLP, Finance & Billing Coordinator
  • Marketing and Sales
    • Klaviyo, Sales Operations
    • Reflex Lighting Group, Quotations Co-op
  • Non-profit organizations
    • Institute for Economics & Peace, Research Assistant, Sydney, Australia
    • The Stanton Foundation, Program Analyst
  • Research
    • Boston Planning and Development Agency, Research Assistant
    • J-Pal, Policy & Research Co-op
  • Technology
    • Burning Glass Technologies, Junior Data Scientist/Research Analyst
    • Wayfair, Pricing and Profitability Co-op

Learn more about Co-op

If you would like to learn more about how co-op works in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities, please visit the CSSH co-op website.