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
Co-op & Internship Experiences
As a student, it's rewarding to be involved with (Industry 4.0). Most people don't have a clue what newer machines are capable of. Now, I'm able to talk about those sorts of things.
Patrick McCallum got a leg up on his plastics engineering career with an internship at Wittmann Battenfeld, where he worked alongside the company's president, alum David Preusse '85.