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Professional Co-op Application & Forms

Professional Co-op Program Application

The Professional Co-op Program Application is the first step in indicating interest in the program (Application is live only during the last half of each semseter). Students who want to participate in the Professional Co-op Program need to fill out this form. 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.