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Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Dustin Ryion will spend a year working for MAHLE, Inc., on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.

Ryion, of Waverly, will be evaluating mechanical and electromechanical systems and products by applying principles of mechanics, thermodynamics, hydraulics, heat transfer and materials.

“Co-op experiences give TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers, especially in a tough 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 in the Southeast including business, industry, non-profit and government agencies to fit students’ career interests.

Tennessee Tech University, with an enrollment of more than 11,500 students, has been selected as one of the nation’s 50 “Best Value” public colleges and “Best Southeastern Colleges” by The Princeton Review.

Ryion, son of Donna and Darold Turner and grandson of Norma McBride and Riley Turner, graduated from Waverly Central High School in 2000. He is a senior at TTU.