Tennessee Tech University chemical engineering major Harley Estes will spend 14 months working for Domtar Paper Co. on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.
Estes, of Lawrenceburg, will work in the bleach pulp mill testing samples from different stages of the paper-making process to ensure specifications are met.
“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 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 11,700 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.
Estes, son of Melissa Mabry and Randy Estes, graduated from Lawrence County High School in 2010. He is a sophomore at TTU.