When chemical engineering major Kelsey Martin landed a six-month co-op job with medical technology company Getinge Group her junior year, she expected to develop technical skills while getting her foot in the door with a potential future employer.
Earning thousands of dollars from the full-time position was also significant.
“The co-op absolutely changed my life,” says Martin, who continued working at Getinge’s Merrimack, N.H., location when her co-op was complete – right through her graduation last May. Martin is now an associate product development engineer for the company, where she also coordinates the onboarding program for new co-ops.
Martin’s experience is a familiar one for the hundreds of students who take advantage of the university’s Professional Cooperative Education program each year. Read more