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Professional Co-op Application & Forms

Professional Co-op Program Application

The online Professional Co-op Program application is the first step in indicating interest in the program. Students are able to access the application usually during the last half of each semester.

The application will open in mid-October 2017 with a priority deadline for the Professional Co-op Application sometime in late November. Students may still apply after the priority deadline, however, acceptance will be on a rolling basis as spots become available.

Students who want to participate in the Professional Co-op Program must first fill out this online application. A completed application does NOT guarantee a spot in the program. After receiving the completed online application form, the respective Co-op Coordinator/Assistant Director will be in touch to discuss next steps.

Students may apply after the deadline, however there are a limited number of seats in each of the required Professional Development Seminars (required first course, usually taken the semester before a student wishes to do a co-op).

***Note: If accepted, students wishing to participate in the Professional Co-op Program MUST successfully complete the required 1-credit Professional Development Seminar (PDS). PDS offerings for the fall 2017 semester are as follows:

Date and Time Instructor
Monday, 6-7:15 p.m. Instructed by Mechanical Engineering Co-op Advisor & Computer Science Advisor
Wednesday, 5-6:15 p.m. Instructed by Civil Engineering Co-op Advisor
Thursday, 4-5:15 p.m. Instructed by Electrical & Computer Advisor
Thursday, 5-6:15 p.m. Instructed by Chemical Engineering Co-op Advisor
Date and Time Instructor
Thursday, 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Instructed by Plastics Engineering Co-op Advisor
Date and Time Instructor
Wednesday, 2-3:15 p.m. Instructed by Business Co-op Advisor
Thursdays, 2-3:15 p.m. Instructed by Business Co-op Advisor

Participation Agreement

This form is completed by students as they progress through the Professional Development Seminar and outlines the responsibilities of the co-op coordinator and the expectations of the students in terms of commitment to the three-phase cycle of the program including all academic work term requirements and post co-op academic coursework.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.

Professional Co-op Agreement

Once an offer of co-op employment has been extended by an organization and accepted by a UMass Lowell student, all of the co-op partners, including the University, enter into an agreement that outlines the expectations and responsibilities for all parties. It is the co-op student’s responsibility to initiate the completion of the co-op agreement via CareerLINK. All information will be collected online.

The online co-op agreement forms have several required parts and all must be on file with the Career and Co-op Center prior to the start of student employment. For reference, the required information can be found in the sample forms below:

Co-op Learning Objectives

A key component in any co-op experience is the development of learning objectives. The co-op student, in consultation with their supervisor, identifies achievable performance objectives early in the co-op period and submits this information to their co-op coordinator. The employer and student monitor these goals throughout the employment term. Following are forms to facilitate and develop learning objectives.

Co-op Evaluation Forms

At the conclusion of each co-op work experience, evaluations are completed by both the student and the employer.

International Students please visit the UMass Lowell International Students and Scholars Office for additional information.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view any pdf files. It can be download for free from the Adobe website.