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Professional Cooperative Education

We know many students learn best by doing.

The UMass Lowell Professional Cooperative Education program provides undergraduate students with the chance to systematically integrate their classroom studies with professional work experiences.  The Professional Co-op Program is a partnership among students, the University and employers and is administered by the UMass Lowell Career & Co-op Center.

A Professional Co-op is:

  • A three-phase academic program coordinated and supervised by Co-op Staff, in conjunction with faculty affiliated with each participating college
  • A structured, selective, voluntary program for students who are in good academic standing

Undergraduate Professional Co-ops At UMass Lowell

Employers: Log in to Handshake now to post co-op positions!

Students: Attend an Information Session, visit our Professional Co-op Application & Forms page then apply online. Or watch our new Brainshark on Co-op.

Resources

Co-op & Internship Experiences

Brianna Atwood '20 Plastics Engineering

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.

UMass Lowell just keeps getting better – everything improves. The campus itself is awesome, and I really love the city, too.

Professional Co-op at iRobot

  • Video by Alfonso Velasquez
    Qiana Curcuru, Mechanical Engineering major, credits her co-op adviser for giving her the confidence to land a job at iRobot.

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