Published on August 22, 2007
Why should I participate in a Co-op?: Why should I participate in a Co-op? By: Glenanne Johnson Why I choose to participate…: Why I choose to participate… Improve my job opportunities Confirm my decision to be a ChemE To motivate me Better student Better professional My Experience…: My Experience… Hercules Inc. Global manufacturer of chemical specialties used in making products for home, office, and industrial markets Divisions Pulp and Paper Aqualon Fiber Visions Pinova Pulp and Paper Sales RepresentativeInternational PaperPine Bluff, AR: Pulp and Paper Sales Representative International Paper Pine Bluff, AR Types of Paper Produced at IP: Types of Paper Produced at IP #1 PM – Coated Paper #2 PM – liquid Packaging Projects/Responsibilities: Projects/Responsibilities My project Replace the chemical used in PE Reclaim with one that would better fit their needs My responsibilities Trial proposal, trial data (testing,ect.), trial report, presentation on the results to both Hercules Inc. and International paper. Various trials, inventory, lab work,MB Reports, fill chemicals, monitor ORP and Mutek..etc. International Paper (Pine Bluff, AR): International Paper (Pine Bluff, AR) Why you should consider a co-op: Why you should consider a co-op To explore possible careers Learn in real work situations Gain valuable experience/establish business contacts Earn money (More than 80% of the top 100 companies in the Fortune 500 employ students through college co-op programs. Also 1 in 3 college students can not find employment after graduation) What you can do to start the process…: What you can do to start the process… Contact the Andy Matthews at the Career Services Department in BEC 3158 Attend the Experience Education Track Workshops on T,W @ 3:00 in BEC 284 Résumé, job Search, interview, eRecruiting Attend Engineering Expo 9/28 in BEC 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Talk with your professors Questions?: Questions?