The following is an excerpt from a story about Wichita State University's Cooperative Education and Work-Based Learning program that appeared in The Wichita Eagle.
WSU's co-op program helps students find experience, jobs
Derek Anglemyer was looking for a chance.
He needed an internship, and finding one seemed next to impossible. That’s when he decided to explore Wichita State University’s cooperative education program.
“Before, I was working construction,” said Anglemyer, a senior in manufacturing engineering. “It wasn’t something I could use in resume building.”
Since last June, Anglemyer has been working at Sherwin Williams.
“The biggest thing I’ve learned is how to try and relate my courses to the real world,” he said. “I’ve also learned how to work with employees and worked on some pretty fun projects.”
WSU’s cooperative education program, school officials say, is the largest among all the state’s regent schools. The program, started in 1979, worked with 871 students last year, placing them in 1,200 positions with 525 companies.