This Sept. 26, 2012 photo provided by Northeastern University in Boston shows student Azan Morani, left, shaking hands with a Johnson & Johnson representative at a Co-op Networking Expo

 

              This Sept. 26, 2012 photo provided by Northeastern University in Boston shows student Azan Morani, left, shaking hands with a Johnson & Johnson representative at a Co-op Networking Expo
This Sept. 26, 2012 photo provided by Northeastern University in Boston shows student Azan Morani, left, shaking hands with a Johnson & Johnson representative at a Co-op Networking Expo on campus featuring companies looking to hire co-op students. Northeastern’s ranking among colleges has improved in the last few years and applications have soared, partly due to the popularity of its co-op program, which offers every student several semesters of work experience. College programs that emphasize career preparation are in greater demand since the recession. (AP Photo/Northeastern University, Brooks Canaday)