What Students Are Saying
This has been an excellent experience. This position has improved my technical and communication skills, and it also gave me a good idea of what I want to do after I graduate.
--Iyad Azrai, Fayetteville Public Library
I met with a city engineer to explain a flood study I had completed with relatively little help. After my explanation, the city manager signed off, to that the study could be sent to FEMA for final approval.
--Kenneth Farmer, Crafton, Tull & Associates.
I learned how to use AutoCAD and Microsoft Visio. I learned how to lead teams effectively and how to use lean and Six Sigma techniques to improve process and solve problems.
--Natalie Harris, Therma Tru
I was working on a project where I was to trouble shoot the malfunction of a desuperheater, and I found the problem that no one has been able to find for 10 years!
--John Hearn, Dow Chemical
At Ayrshire Electronics they consider their Co-op students as engineers and give real tasks. Not only does this give the co-op confidence, but also provides experience that is not found in the classroom.
--Justin Jarrell, Ayrshire Electronics
I learned how to efficiently coordinate with others, order materials and hardware, design experiments, trouble shoot, and communicate within a large corporation.
--Cole Johnson, E & J Gallo
This co-op has been a much greater than I anticipated. I am given projects that I am free to make decisions. My supervisor has taught me so much on how to be a leader in an industrial environment. This has been a wonderful experience.
--Ty Keller, Union Pacific
From this Co-op, I have a better understanding of myself and where I want to go. My career goals have been defined. I know that teamwork, leadership, initiative, and respect are all important attributes to have.
--Alice Keogh, Eastman Chemical
I learned to properly conduct time studies, plot layouts of equipment with efficient flow, analyze information provided from studies to implement schedule changes and increase throughput, and I learned the procedure for conducting a Performance Management Team meeting. I also learned audit procedures (and conducted audits), and the importance of operating to LEAN, Six Sigma, procedures.
--Sharina Pontis, Lockheed Martin
This semester I traveled to China for the installation of a Digital Highway Data Vehicle, which was manufactured by Waylink. I learned to communicate with Chinese people in China using common Civil Engineering International terminology to conduct the installation and provide technical support.
--David Webb Winston, Waylink Systems