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 amont 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: Learn more on our Professional Co-op Application & Forms page then apply online.

Co-op & Internship Stories

  • Samantha Hamel

    Samantha Hamel

    Business Administration

    Through two co-ops and two internships, Samantha Hamel discovered her true professional calling — and landed the job of her choice before graduating.

  • Alexander Rick

    Alexander Rick

    Plastics Engineering

    For plastics engineering major Alexander Rick, a co-op position at Burton Snowboards was a dream job, a perfect alignment of his personal passion and professional goals.

  • Amanda Robinson

    Amanda Robinson

    Finance

    Amanda Robinson considers Jacquie Moloney a true role model. As a UMass Student Trustee, Robinson got to help her mentor become elected Chancellor of UMass Lowell.