The UMass Lowell (UML) Undergraduate Professional Cooperative Education program is a structured method of combining classroom-based education with work experience. Commonly known as “co-op”, this valuable experience is an academic program designed to complement a student’s formal education with paid practical work related to the student’s academic major.
What is Co-op at UML?
- A full-time, paid work experience with an industry partner, usually for 6 months.
- A program for undergraduates that alternates a semester of on-campus academic study with a work experience in industry.
- A three-phase sequenced series of courses incorporating a pre-co-op preparation course, the co-op work experience, and a post-co-op reflection seminar.
- A structured, selective, voluntary program for full-time undergraduate students in the Francis College of Engineering, Kennedy College of Sciences, Manning School of Business, Department of Economics, and Pharmaceutical Sciences major.
Undertaking a Co-op is a wonderful opportunity provided here at UMass Lowell. Here at the Career & Co-op Center, we actively work with academic departments to share the benefits of this experience, but we aren’t the only ones.
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While the fall semester may have just started, The Professional Co-op Program team is already preparing for spring 2024! We’re getting ready to open our application for students to join the program next year. Co-ops are wonderful opportunities that many …
Interested in the undergraduate Professional Co-op Program? Want to learn more? Attend an information session! Our Fall 2023 information session schedule is now available. We hope to see you there!
You can also review your eligibility for the Professional Co-op …