UA students participate in fall 2019 cooperative education

Published 10:39 am Monday, August 19, 2019


TUSCALOOSA – More than 220 University of Alabama students are receiving hands-on, innovative and advanced educational experiences with dozens of companies and organizations across the United States through UA’s Cooperative Education Program for fall 2019.

  • Michael Kwarcinski of Sterrett will be working at Alabama Power.
  • Davis Manning of Birmingham will be working at BL Harbert International.
  • Joseph Schifano of Pelham will be working at Deshazo.
  • Austin Smith of Chelsea will be working at Disney Professional Internship.
  • Arayna Wooley of Alabaster will be working at Mercedes Benz.
  • Eric Robinson of Indian Springs will be working at New Flyer of America.
  • Joseph Nichols of Chelsea will be working at Rheem Water Heaters.
  • Luke Rakers of Birmingham will be working at SABIC.

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.

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 job experience. Participants maintain their full-time student status while at work and have priority registration status each semester through graduation.