Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Jessica Musser will spend four months working for GE Roper Corp. on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.
Musser, of Goodlettsville, Tenn., will assist in the development and design of new cooking products.
“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tight 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.”
Musser, daughter of Gail Musser, graduated from Hunters Lane High School in 2004. She is a junior at TTU.