We know many students learn best by doing.

The UMass Lowell Professional Cooperative Education program provides full-time 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.

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.
  • An opportunity for students completing the full cycle of the program to earn technical elective credit.
  • A structured, selective, voluntary program for full-time students who are in good academic standing.

Undergraduate Professional Co-ops At UMass Lowell

Co-op News / Events

Employers: Log in to Handshake 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

Kelly Dankese outside of iRobot in Bedford, MA
Kelly Dankese '20
Accounting

As an accounting co-op at iRobot, business administration major Kelly Dankese of Wilmington discovered a symbiotic relationship between what she learned in the classroom and the work she was doing for the Bedford-based tech company.

I didn’t realize how lucky I was to get this co-op at iRobot. They have a lot of women in leadership roles, which was really cool to see. I could tell it was a really good fit for me.
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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.