Professional Cooperative Education

Co-op Forms

Professional Co-op Program Application

The Professional Co-op Program Application is the first step in indicating interest in the program. Students who want to participate in the Professional Co-op Program need to fill this form out and drop it off at the Career Services and Co-op Education Center at University Crossing, Suite 450, or email the completed application to A completed application does NOT guarantee a spot in the program. After receiving this form, the respective Co-op Coordinator/Assistant Director will be in touch.

Participation Agreement

This form is completed by students as they progress through the Professional Development Seminar and outlines the responsibilities of the co-op coordinator and the expectations of the students in terms of commitment to the three-phase cycle of the program including all academic work term requirements and post co-op academic coursework.

Professional Co-op Agreement

Once an offer of co-op employment has been extended by an organization and accepted by a UMass Lowell student, all of the co-op partners, including the University, enter into an agreement that outlines the expectations and responsibilities for all parties. It is the co-op student’s responsibility to initiate the completion of the co-op agreement via CareerLINK. All information will be collected online.

The online co-op agreement forms have several required parts and all must be on file with the Career and Co-op Center prior to the start of student employment. For reference, the required information can be found in the sample forms below:

Co-op Learning Objectives

A key component in any co-op experience is the development of learning objectives. The co-op student, in consultation with their supervisor, identifies achievable performance objectives early in the co-op period and submits this information to their co-op coordinator. The employer and student monitor these goals throughout the employment term. Following are forms to facilitate and develop learning objectives.

Co-op Evaluation Forms

At the conclusion of each co-op work experience, evaluations are completed by both the student and the employer.

Industrial Experience Contract

Industrial Experience Contract is utilized by students who are not enrolled in the Professional Co-op Program.

International Students please visit the UMass Lowell International Students and Scholars Office for additional information.