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Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Gary Morris Hite will spend one year working for GE Roper on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.

Hite, of Manchester, will be work on a variety of design projects.

“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, associate director of Career Services. “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 about 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.

Hite, son of Gary Hite and Iris Clemons, graduated from Grundy County High School in 2008. He is a junior at TTU.