Published: Thu Sep 30, 2010Paul Josef Moody, a Tennessee Tech University student from Franklin, Tenn., has been selected for a four-month cooperative education, or co-op, assignment with General Electric in Greenville, S.C.
During the assignment that began in August, Moody will be working in the power nozzle repair facility for gas turbines.
"The Co-op is an excellent way for students to gain the type of experience that will give them an edge in the tight job market," said Don Foster, associate director of the Office of Career Services. "In addition to helping students grow and improve their capabilities, co-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 $26 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 co-op office works with more than a hundred employers across the southeast- from businesses to industry and government agencies- to match students' interests with co-op openings.
Moody, son of Phoebe and Gary Moody, is a 2007 graduate of Centennial High School. He is a chemical engineering major at TTU.