Published: Tue May 27, 2014
Tennessee Tech University chemical engineering major Emily Reynolds will spend two semesters working for Colortech, Inc., on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.
Reynolds, of Greeneville, will be working with process engineers and quality assurance lab technicians to solve problems related to improving the production process.
“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they prepare to start their careers,” said Don Foster, TTU Career Services associate director. “The experiential education program can help students develop skills and discover what they want to do when they enter the workforce after graduation.”
Students from all academic disciplines are eligible for TTU’s co-op program, which is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. The office works 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.
Reynolds, daughter of Mark and Cheryl, graduated from Greeneville High School in 2010. She is a senior at TTU.