Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Mark Umbehagen will spend one year working for Lennox Industries on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.
Umbehagen, of Kingston, will maintain factory machines, design new assembly lines and assist on-site engineers in a variety of other tasks.
“Co-op experience gives 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 student 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 approximately 11,400 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.
Umbehagen, son of Mark, graduated from Roane County High School in 2011. He is a junior at TTU.