Undergraduate Students

The Career & Co-op Center supports undergraduate students in developing career skills that they will use time and again over the course of their lives. This approach reflects the fact that most UMass Lowell graduates will work in several different jobs during their career journeys. Our overarching goal, then, while we help students pursue career opportunities in the present, is to teach them the skills they need to pursue opportunities on their own in the future.

Students can meet with an advisor for guidance in all areas of career development, including:

  • Discovering skills, values and interests
  • Exploring majors and career paths
  • Marketing themselves for roles of interest
  • Finding and gaining relevant experience
  • Taking steps toward achieving their career goals

Additionally, the Career & Co-op Center provides students with opportunities to network with industry representatives through career fairs, employer career panels, on-campus interviewing, and information sessions. Students can visit Handshake for a full list of upcoming events. Find advice and resources on this page to help you navigate your career journey.

Navigating the Waiting Game: 4 Proactive Steps While Awaiting Your Grad School Decision

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Waiting for an acceptance letter for grad school can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, instead of just sitting around and waiting, you can use this time to your advantage. This waiting period can be an opportunity for …

By Afua Serwa Addae-Adoo
Afua Serwa Addae-Adoo Associate Director, Career Services
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10 Jobs That Pay $100K a Year

While a job is often more than just a paycheck, the reality is that most of us work because we need the money. And, for whatever reasons, some of us are looking for jobs that pay $100K a year but …

By Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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How to Make Your Voice Heard in the Workplace (Especially as a Woman or Minority)

Have you ever sat silently as a coworker talked for 47 of the 50 minutes allotted for a meeting? Have you mentioned an idea only to be ignored or have someone else say it later and get credit? It can …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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What Is Virtual Networking?

Networking plays an essential role in your job search and beyond. It introduces you to people in your field and at other companies, allows you to learn more about your profession, and gives you opportunities to help others.

While professional …

By Forage
Showcase your skills. Find your career fit.
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Interviewing – Thank you Letters

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The thank-you letter is one of the most important, yet least used, tools in a job search. When well done, thank-you letters can establish goodwill, express appreciation, restate your interest and enthusiasm for the job, and strengthen …

By Beth Loell
Beth Loell Assistant Director, Career Services
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UMass Lowell’s Career & Co-op Center is pleased to offer a comprehensive recruiting system called Handshake. This system provides customized …

Effective Resume Writing Guide

PDF: Check out our guide to write and format your best resume.


FOCUS® 2 CAREER is an easy-to-use online career self-assessment system that can help you explore your values, interests, personality, and …

Interviewing 101

PDF: The before, during, and after of a job interview.

Candid Career

Candid Career provides career planning and career information videos to help students learn about job options, industries and job search …

What Can I Do With This Major?

What Can I Do With This Major? features 100 major profiles with information on common career paths, types of employers …

Contact & Location


University Crossing, Suite 450
220 Pawtucket Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

O'Leary Library, Room 105
61 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01854-5148

Appointment Hours

Monday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.