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Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Samantha Fagan will spend one year working for Mahle Filters on a co-op, or cooperative education assignment.

Fagan, of Gallatin, will be working as a Mechanical Engineering co-op updating standardized work-charts, helping with small projects, and entering 5S audits into the system.

“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 experimental 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 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.

Fagan, daughter of Brian and Cora, graduated from Station Camp High School in 20010. She is a junior at TTU.