Tennessee Tech University electrical engineering major Douglas McGary will spend one year working for Aerospace Testing Alliance on a co-op, or cooperative education assignment.
McGary, of Lynchburg, will assist electrical systems engineers on electrical systems, including large gas-fired heaters and motor-operated valves.
“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.”
Students from all academic disciplines are eligible for the TTU co-op program, which is coordinated by the Office of Career Services. The office regularly 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 11,700 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.
McGary, grandson of the late Margie McGary, graduated from Moore County High School in 2010. He is a senior at TTU.