Franklin County’s Parker co-ops with Aerospace Testing Alliance

Posted by Lori Shull - Wednesday, January 29 2014
lshull@tntech.edu

 

Tennessee Tech University electrical engineering major Hunter B. L. Parker III will work for Aerospace Testing Alliance on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.

Parker, of Estill Springs, will support senior-level engineers in the instrumentation and control applications in the aero propulsion system test area.

“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tough job market,” said Don Foster, Career Services associate director. “The experiential education program can help student develop skills and better discover what they want to do when they enter the workforce after graduation.”

Students from all academic disciplines are eligible for the TTU co-op program, which is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. The office works regularly with hundreds of employers across the Southeast including business, industry, non-profit and government agencies to fit students’ career interests.

Tennessee Tech University, with an enrollment of approximately 11,400 students, has been selected as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and universities and “Best Southeastern College” by The Princeton Review.

Parker, son of Kathy Haky, graduated from Franklin County High School in 2011. He is a junior at TTU.

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