Professional Co-op Program Application
The 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 on March 6, 2017 with a priority deadline for the Professional Co-op Application of April 11, 2017.** Students may still apply, 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).
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.
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.
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