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

Get Information About Undergraduate Professional Co-ops At UMass Lowell

Upcoming 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

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

Kimberly Chao '14 Manning School of Business, concentration in Accounting and Finance

Kimberly Chao transferred to UMass Lowell where she was able to follow her two passions: business and health care

I’ve had a great experience at UMass Lowell. The professors are so supportive. The guidance I’ve gotten has made such a difference

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.