6 local UA students pursued cooperative education this summer

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TUSCALOOSA – Close to 300 University of Alabama students received hands-on educational experience at more than 60 companies and organizations through UA's Cooperative Education Program during summer 2017.

Local students who participated include:

  • Cameron Brock, of Logan, through Adtran
  • Meghan Claburn, of Oneonta, through Alabama Power
  • Joshua Ellard, of Cullman, through GAF
  • Jeremy Hurst, of Hanceville, through Daikin
  • Mitchell Naler, of Cullman, through Rheem Water Heaters
  • William Phillips, of Oneonta, through Southern Research

In the Cooperative Education Program, students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment. This program offers work related to the academic major or career interests of each student. The experience enhances the students' employment prospects after graduation.

While in school, students carry regular course schedules. While on co-op, they work with professionals in their fields who supervise their training and work. At work, co-op students earn competitive salaries and may receive benefit packages in addition to valuable on-the-job experience. Students maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.

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