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

UML student ambassador Catherine de Groot with a group of students from M.O.P. Vaishnav College for Women in Chennai, India, who came to campus for an intensive summer business program
Catherine de Groot '21

Catherine de Groot enjoys using her marketing skills to help nonprofits in Lowell.

I kept hearing about all of the great opportunities here.
Read More About Catherine de Groot 

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.