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
If someone had told me when I was a freshman that I’d be working at New Balance in 2-3 years, I wouldn’t have believed it. It’s amazing what I’ve experienced here.
Thanks to professional co-ops at New Balance and Teradyne, mechanical engineering major Matt Macioci has designs on a future career working with complex machinery.