Mechanical engineering student Qiana Curcuru in front of motherboard graphic at iRobot in Bedford, Mass.

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

Professional Co-Op Program Information Sessions

  • Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., Kitson 306
  • Friday, November 9, 2018 at Noon, Southwick 240
  • Friday, December 14, 2018 at Noon, Southwick 240

Undergraduate Professional Co-ops At UMass Lowell

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

Asad Elmi '16 Business Administration

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.

The co-op improved my time management and made me more result-oriented. I became more focused on my school work.

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.