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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - For Employers Career & Professional Services - For Employers

Ways we can help you with your employment needs:

  • Co-op or commercial shipping (see below)
  • Job Shopper: free posting of opportunities for students and alumni
  • Presentations: come to campus to present your company to students
  • Career Fair: October and April
  • LinkedIn: join Massachusetts Maritime Academy Career Services
  • Email: we can send select groups of students an email by major on your behalf

Cooperative Education Program
Co-op Brochure
Co-op Request Form
Student Evaluation

The Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) Cooperative Education Program provides employers with the services of highly motivated and intelligent young men and women pursuing careers in the following fields:

  • Facilities Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • International Maritime Business
  • Emergency Management
  • Energy Systems Engineering

Our programs are designed to integrate classroom study with planned and supervised work experiences producing cadets with a well balanced background of theory, operational experience, and managerial ability.

Cadets receive 6 credits to participate in the co-op program and are required to complete a minimum 240 hours in a six to eight week period.

As a co-op employer, you would benefit by employing co-op students in several ways, including improving staff efficiency (by relieving higher paid employees of routine tasks), and lowering recruiting costs by prescreening potential full time employees. There are also many intangible benefits derived by participating in our program.

Our co-op program runs during the winter and summer sessions.

Please contact Mary Mulgrew, 508-830-6410, for more information.

Commercial Shipping Program

Commercial Shipping Brochure
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy Commercial Shipping Program is designed to satisfy regulatory requirements for USCG licensing while reinforcing qualities which are important to successfully becoming a maritime seagoing professional. Commercial shipping assignments build confidence, motivation, time management and communications skills, and team interaction, while enhancing professional technical skills. Assignments are typically for 60 days. The minimum sea service required to qualify for original license as Third Mate of Ocean, Steam or Motor Vessels of Any Gross Tons or Third Assistant Engineer of Steam and Motor Vessels, Gas Turbine, of Any Horsepower is 180 days. The Commercial Shipping Program runs during the winter and summer sessions.

  • Late Dec-Late Feb
  • Late June- Late August

Winter16 Employer Commercial Shipping Request Form
Cadet Engineer Commercial Shipping Evaluation

For further information, please contact:

Captain John Dooley
Assistant Director of Professional Seagoing Services



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