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Amanda Holmes

Amanda Holmes, M.S. Co-op Coordinator, Cooperative Education

Educational Background

M.S., College Student Development and Counseling, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
B.A., English, University of New England, Biddeford, ME


Prior to her arrival at UMass Lowell, Amanda worked at MCPHS University as an Academic Counselor in an environment designed to support the academic improvement, personal growth and professional development of college students. In addition to academic support, Amanda taught a First-Year Seminar course at MCPHS University and participated in curriculum design, peer leadership training and provided general support to first-year students in her seminar course through their transition from high school to college. Through First-Year Seminar, Amanda developed a passion for teaching and pursued this interest at Bunker Hill Community College, where she began her career in higher education advising students in the college’s Advising/Counseling Center. In addition to her position at UMass Lowell, Amanda currently teaches College Writing I at Bunker Hill Community College.

Areas of Expertise and Professional Interests

Amanda’s interests in academic success, student learning and teaching drives her passion in guiding students throughout their college experience by creating opportunities for self-discovery to support students’ career exploration and preparedness. An understanding of learning strategies, skill development, goal setting and motivation are a few of the areas that Amanda has frequently discussed with students in a one-one-one counseling setting. In addition, Amanda is skilled in areas of curriculum and workshop development and inspiring student success. Amanda will be working with mechanical engineering students enrolled in the Professional Co-op Program at UMass Lowell.