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Two male engineering students working on equipment at their co-op.

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

Co-op News/Events

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.

Co-op & Internship Experiences

  • The [co-op] jobs have given me great experience. I've gotten a view of the entire accounting process.

    Mallory Mulligan credits the work experience she got during her two co-op jobs and through her part-time work as the accounting assistant in Career Services with helping her land a highly competitive position at Ernst & Young.

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.