Tennessee Tech University civil and environmental engineering major Emily Humphreys will spend one year working for Jackson Energy Authority on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.
Humphreys, of Maryville, will survey, design, draft and communicate with contractors and crew members.
“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers,” 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 11,000 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.
Humphreys, daughter of Wes and Peggy, graduated from Maryville High School in 2011, She is a senior at TTU.