Tennessee Tech University mechanical engineering major Michael Rainey will spend four months working for Roper Corp. on a co-op, or cooperative education, assignment.
Rainey, of Mount Juliet, will be an engineer in the counter-top stove appliance division.
“Co-op experience gives TTU students an edge as they get ready to start their careers,” 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 across the Southeast including business, industry, non-profit and government agencies to fit students’ career interests.
Tennessee Tech University has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students. It has been selected as the top university in the state for best return on investment on a college degree and ninth in the South.
Rainey, son of Gerri Ann Ford and Ron Rainey, graduated from Mount Juliet High School in 2009. He is a senior at TTU.