Will Stuart of Peshtigo, Wisconsin, began his seven-month hands-on co-op experience with Marine Travelift back in June, and is the first engineering co-op student to join the company. Marine Travelift has welcomed summer interns before, but just recently partnered with Resch School of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to create this co-op experience that allows a student to truly immerse themselves in the company for a lengthier, full time paid role.
“The addition of a co-op option opens up a great opportunity for UW-Green Bay’s engineering students to immerse themselves into an industry for an extended time and work on meaningful projects to further their education,” explains Patricia Terry, chair of Resch School of Engineering. “We are very pleased that Marine Travelift is providing this opportunity and that other regional industries are recruiting students for co-ops at their facilities. It is through these partnerships that UW-Green Bay’s engineering program is helping meet the needs of industries and businesses for a technically trained college graduate.”
“A co-op is a great opportunity for both the student and the employer,” adds Matt Chike, chief engineer at Marine Travelift. “With a co-op, they can expand their engineering skills and work on high-level, meaningful projects for the company. An engineering co-op position is also one of the best ways to recruit local college talent to your company, and we want Marine Travelift to become a go-to company for young engineers in the area for a great co-op experience. By the end of Will’s seven months, he will have real industry engineering experience to add to his resume, and the opportunity to pursue a long-term career with the company,”
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