Attendees mingle before dinner at the Career & Co-op Center's Dine & Dress for Success event.
Jessica Paquin
Jessica Paquin, M.Ed. Assistant Director, Cooperative Education for the College of Engineering

Educational Background

M.Ed., Higher Education Administration (Concentration in Student Affairs), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

B.A., Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Biosketch

Prior to UMass Lowell, Jessica coordinated Academic Internships at Brandeis University in a joint position with the Office of the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Career Center, and was also summer school faculty, teaching an interactive, online, summer internship course.  Within other colleges and universities, Jessica has worked developing student-based and experiential learning programs at Mt. Holyoke College, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Mount Wachusett Community College.  Before working in higher ed., she taught public school in South Central, Los Angeles and coordinated outreach and education programs for urban youth in Manchester, New Hampshire.  

Professional Interests

Jessica specifically coaches and instructs Engineering undergraduate students enrolled in the Professional Co-op Program, works with faculty and staff across the College, and partners with employers across New England. 

Areas of Expertise

Jessica's area of expertise in higher education include developing academically-integrated experiential learning-based programming. In successfully developing these initiatives, she utilizes her experience in faculty/partner relationship building, project management, outcomes assessment, and marketing and branding across all areas of campus. Her passion is preparing students to contribute meaningfully outside of their classrooms.