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Two male engineering students working on equipment at their co-op.

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 Professional Co-ops At UMass Lowell

Co-op News / Events

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.

Co-op & Internship Experiences

  • When I came here, everything changed ... You could tell the connections between the professors and students were genuine, and that’s really what interested me.

    Bridget McSherry seized every opportunity she could while earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting at UMass Lowell, and now she’s ready to begin her career at Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico.

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.