Sullivan County native McLaughlin co-ops with Domtar

Posted by Lori Shull - Friday, June 22 2012


Maxon McLaughlin, a Tennessee Tech University student from Kingsport, has been selected for a 15-month cooperative education, or co-op assignment with Domtar.

On an assignment that began in May, McLaughlin is drafting, working with contractors, and assisting in new projects.

“The co-op program is an excellent way for students to gain the type of experience that will give them an edge in the job market,” says Don Foster, associate director of the Office of Career Services. “In addition to helping students grow and improve their capabilities, so-op also provides income that can be used to help pay for college studies.”

Tennessee Tech co-op students currently earn between $10.50 and $24.00 per hour and major in business, engineering, arts/sciences, and education. The university’s co-op program began in 1959 and has experienced record student participation during recent semesters. Tennessee Tech’s co-op office works with more than a hundred employers across the southeast—from business to industry and government agencies—to match students’ interests with co-op openings.

McLaughlin, son of Mike McLaughlin is a 2010 graduate of Sullivan South is completing a mechanical engineering degree at Tennessee Tech.