Through the Career & Co-op Center, students in good academic standing from the following academic colleges: Engineering, Science and Business, and who complete the co-op required Professional Development Seminars course, are eligible for either 3-month or 6-month co-op positions in a professional workplace outside the university.
For plastics engineering major Alexander Rick, a co-op position at Burton Snowboards was a dream job, a perfect alignment of his personal passion and professional goals.
Anthony Gaeta says his six-month co-op at John Hancock Financial gave him real-world experience in his dream job as an actuary.
Asad Elmi has long been fascinated by the financial world. Now that he’s been immersed in that world in a sales and marketing co-op position at Putnam Investments, he’s ready to make it a career.
A summer co-op inspired Benjamin Gacek to pick up a second major and pursue a career in forensic accounting.
For veteran Brandon Geisler, transferring to UMass Lowell from Northern Essex Community College gave him real work experience to help in his field of Information Technology.
Brianna Atwood came to UMass Lowell to study plastics engineering – but she’s done so much more. The honors student started a volunteer program that connects UML students with a local school. She has also participated in the professional co-op program, working on fire-resistant seals for airplanes.
Bridget McSherry seized every opportunity she could while earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at UMass Lowell, and now she’s ready to begin her career at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico.
After spending her freshman year at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Forslind transferred to UMass Lowell, where the biology program was a better fit for her.
Dean Kennedy always dreamed of a career at Disney. The experience he gained and connections he made while earning his bachelor’s and master’s in mechanical engineering helped make that dream come true.
Elise Paugh found a study abroad program in Australia that allowed her to complete her required business courses, as well as work remotely for her co-op employer.
For Erin Graceffa, UMass Lowell’s hands-on approach to learning as well as the opportunity to participate in co-ops and take elective courses have helped her figure out which career path to take after graduation.
Even though Erneston Maurissaint '16 passed the state’s nursing board exam on his first try, his road to success was not an easy one.
As a merchandising co-op for TJX in Framingham, senior business administration major Hayley Buonodono of Amesbury took a giant step toward her career goal of working as a buyer in the retail industry.
For electrical engineering major Jack Goutier of Attleboro, failure was part of the job during his six-month product safety co-op at Bose Corp.
John Kilgo VI began working at MITRE Corporation more than three years ago as an intern, when he was a UMass Lowell undergraduate. Now, he’s employed there full time as a software systems engineer, while enrolled part time in the master’s program in computer science.
Through a co-op with the Information Technology Office, computer science major Julio Hernandez leveraged CRM experience to build a line queue management system for the Solution Center.
As an accounting co-op at iRobot, business administration major Kelly Dankese of Wilmington discovered a symbiotic relationship between what she learned in the classroom and the work she was doing for the Bedford-based tech company.
During his six-month co-op at iRobot, Kevin Dibble was a full-time member of the software team – and he developed an automated testing system for a universal robot controller.
Kimberly Chao transferred to UMass Lowell where she was able to follow her two passions: business and health care
Local, regional and international experiences have prepared Krystal for life after college.
A deep-rooted desire for financial independence drives everything that Linda Barg does as a student in the Manning School of Business.
Lukas Lazarek’s summer research fellowship in computer science at Carnegie Mellon University helped prepare him for graduate school – and won him an award.
Finance major Lynn Le had to make some major adjustments when she started her co-op job, but she says it's one of the best experiences she's ever had.
Management student Matthew Johnson entered the university in the aftermath of the global financial crisis and wanted to graduate with strong educational credentials and relevant job skills.
Thanks to professional co-ops at New Balance and Teradyne, mechanical engineering major Matt Macioci has designs on a future career working with complex machinery.
Transferring from UMass Amherst, now an accounting major in the Manning School of Business, Belasque wants to become a certified public accountant, a profession she feels has limitless opportunities for success.
Honors student Michael Doane has won several prestigious fellowships and scholarships for his cancer-related and biofuel research. He says UMass Lowell does a great job of structuring both classes and learning experiences that build on one another.
The Lawrence Lin MakerSpace is where Omar Abdelaal works on the drone for his senior capstone, and where he became inspired to start an eNABLE chapter in his native Egypt.
Patrick McCallum got a leg up on his plastics engineering career with an internship at Wittmann Battenfeld, where he worked alongside the company's president, alum David Preusse '85.
Manning School of Business student Rachel Silk landed a professional co-op as a marketing events coordinator that has helped shape her future career plans.
Renoel Amogawin says community service, sociology classes and work on faculty research are preparing him for a career in immigration enforcement.
Through two co-ops and two internships, Samantha Hamel discovered her true professional calling — and landed the job of her choice before graduating.
Victoria feels UMass Lowell's rigorous course curriculum and lab projects have prepared her well for the working world.
Yefry Matos came to the U.S. from the Dominican Republic at age 18, worked as a janitor to pay his way through community college and now has a banking job waiting for him at JPMorgan Chase & Co. after graduation.