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Co-op Offers Extended Real-World Experience

Six-month session allows for full integration into industry teams

This past spring 2019, two ME students participated as the inaugural cohort of the Cooperative Education Program. Colin Parke and Alexander Kiss both served as Co-op employees at BorgWarner in Ithaca, New York, from January 2019 into the summer months.

This experience provided them with a valuable opportunity to work in a real-world engineering environment for an extended period of time (twice as long as a traditional internship). During their time at BorgWarner, the students were fully integrated into the engineering staff and became productive members of the team as they pursued a variety of projects ranging from electric vehicle modeling and data analysis to design of experiments and graphical user interfaces.

“By doing a co-op and performing my duties well, I’ve increased my chances of working at the same company or another one in the future. My colleagues/supervisors have seen my capabilities and worth ethic, so they have ‘vetted’ me and can recommend me to an employer.” − Alexander Kiss, Co-op Student, BorgWarner

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