Tennessee Tech University manufacturing and engineering technology major Brian Katz will spend four months working for Volkswagen on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.
Katz, of Ooltewah, will be an intern in the industrial engineering department.
“Co-op experiences give 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 students 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 more than 11,500 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.
Katz, son of Jerry and Martha Katz, graduated from Ooltewah High School in 2009. He is a senior at TTU.