Co-op Advising

Students in the Professional Co-op Program are supported by a co-op advisor that provides education, coaching, and ongoing guidance on careers and skills necessary for success in the professional world. The co-op advisor assists students in preparing for co-op and identifying opportunities that match their goals and interests. Co-op advisors work closely with students in one-on-one counseling throughout all aspects of the job search process. The co-op advisor also works closely with employer partners in developing, enhancing and maintaining co-op positions that align with the educational goals of the college.

Students in the Professional Co-op Program are also supported by a team of Co-op Program Assistants. Co-op Program Assistants are students who have successfully completed at least one professional co-op experience. They are available to meet with students in one-on-one drop-in meetings for assistance with resume writing, interviewing, and general guidance throughout all of aspects of the job search process.

Drop-in assistance is an excellent starting point for quick questions about the co-op program or job search. Can’t find a time to meet with your co-op advisor? Try a drop-in to get pointed in the right direction. Assistance is provided on a first-come, first-served basis during 15-minute consultations with a Co-op Program Assistant.

Spring 2024 Drop-ins

Drop-ins will take place between the first and last day of classes and only when classes are in session. Drop-ins are cancelled when the university is closed.

In-Person Drop-In Schedule

Mondays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.​

Tuesdays: 11:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.​

Wednesdays: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.​

Thursdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.​ 

Fridays: 2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

In-person drop-ins will take place at the Career & Co-op ​Center main office in University Crossing, Suite 450.​

Virtual Drop-In Schedule

Mondays: 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.​; 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesdays: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.​; 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesdays: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. ; 3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.​

Thursdays: 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.​

Fridays: 12 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.​

Virtual drop-ins will take place over Zoom.

  • Scheduled appointments are 30-minutes in duration with a Professional Co-op staff member.  
  • Students in the Professional Co-op Program are encouraged to schedule their co-op appointments with their specific co-op advisor.
  • These appointments are good for co-op related career exploration conversations, complex resume questions, practice interviews, a comprehensive job search strategy meeting, or salary negation questions.
  • Scheduled appointments are cancelled when the university is closed.

Please use the link below to schedule with us. If you are unsure who your advisor is, refer to the Co-op Advisor by Academic Program section below.

Note: In order to access appointment scheduling, students will first need to log in to their UML account using Single Sign-on (SSO) by clicking “Log In” at the top right-hand corner of this page.

Francis College of Engineering

Areas of StudyName & TitlePhoneEmail
Chemical and Plastics EngineeringTiffany Medeiros, Assistant Director978-934-2531tiffany_medeiros@uml.edu
Civil, Environmental, Industrial, and Mechanical EngineeringKathleen Vaillancourt, Co-op Coordinator978-934-2428kathleen_vaillancourt@uml.edu
Biomedical, Computer, and Electrical EngineeringKate Loughlin, Co-op Coordinator978-934-2582kate_loughlin@uml.edu

Manning School of Business
Department of Economics

Areas of StudyName & TitlePhoneEmail
Economics; all undergraduate Business concentrationsMelissa Welch, Associate Director978-934-5434melissa_welch@uml.edu
All undergraduate Business concentrationsFartun Abdulle, Co-op Coordinator978-934-2726fartun_abdulle@uml.edu

Kennedy College of Sciences
Pharmaceutical Sciences Major
Applied Biomedical Sciences major – Clinical Science option

Areas of StudyName & TitlePhoneEmail
Biology; Chemistry; Engineering Physics; Environmental, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences; Math; Physics; Pharmaceutical Sciences; Applied Biomedical Sciences major – Clinical Science optionAmanda Teixeira, Assistant Director978-934-5507amanda_teixeira@uml.edu
Computer ScienceCatherine McLean, Co-op Specialist978-934-2447catherine_mclean@uml.edu