U.S. Steel Dean of Engineering, Gerald Holder, presents the Employer of the Year award to Dave Smith from Philips, Sleep and Respiratory Care.
The co-op program’s history with Philips, Sleep and
Respiratory Care actually goes back to our first co-op in 1994, but really
began to flourish in 2005. Since that time, 50 co-ops have been hired by
Philips. Because of the outstanding
relationship we have had with the Monroeville locations, we have been able to
cultivate relationships with both Boston and Cleveland. Our students have
consistently raved about their experiences and some have been fortunate enough
to accept full-time positions upon graduation.
David Smith, a 1992 mechanical engineering Pitt
graduate who co-oped with GE Aircraft, located in Cincinnati, Ohio accepted the
award. Dave was instrumental in establishing this partnership.
2015 Robinson Fans, Inc. and ZOLL LifeVest
2016 Curtiss-Wright EMD
"Our mission is to provide our students and employer partners individualized opportunities to enhance success and opportunity in the workplace environment through relevant and challenging assignments that will result in the graduation of excellent engineers and scientists."
There aren't many opportunities that can boast the advantages that cooperative education can offer. What other program can offer you the chance to learn, earn, and graduate with a higher starting salary, while maintaining status as a full-time undergraduate or graduate student?
The University of Pittsburgh is steeped in history and tradition, and our cooperative education program is no exception. Founded as the third co-op program in the nation, Pitt's co-op program flourished until the Great Depression caused its suspension in the early 1930s. In 1987, under the tutelage of Dean Charles Sorber, the program was re-established for undergraduates. Today, almost half of Pitt's graduating seniors participate in cooperative education.
We have also expanded to allow participation from Pitt students in science-related fields, and we offer the co-op opportunity to all of our regional campuses in engineering and engineering technology. Recently, we implemented a co-op initiative for graduate level engineering candidates.
Co-op offers students the chance to obtain a full year's worth of work experience prior to graduation.
Visit our new co-op page on the Engineering Library website: http://pitt.libguides.com/engineeringco-op