A male and female co-op students sitting among housewares at Wayfair in Boston

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

Get Information About Undergraduate Professional Co-ops At UMass Lowell

Upcoming Professional Co-Op Program Information Sessions

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., Location TBD
  • Friday, November 9, 2018 at Noon, Southwick 240

Employers: Log in to CareerLINK 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

Erin Graceffa '16 Electrical & Computer Engineering

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.

Being a student at UMass Lowell has helped to shape me as the leader I am today. This is one of my biggest assets as a job candidate.

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.