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INTRODUCTION The information contained in this report is a reflection of the efforts of students, employers, faculty, volunteers, and Career Center staff. All parties are to be congratulated for their role in the success of the Cooperative Education Program (co-op program) at Michigan Technological University.

students are continuing to expand the range of the geographic area where they will go to work. As recently as the 1999-2000 school year, 43% of the students worked on co-ops in Michigan, 24% in Wisconsin, and 11% in Minnesota. The remaining students (22%) worked in 23 other states. This past year, only 28% worked in Michigan, 39% worked in Wisconsin, 6% worked in Minnesota, and 11% worked in Illinois. The remaining students (16%) worked in 24 other states, and two foreign countries (Ireland and Germany).

The extensive data, from Summer 2008 through Spring 2009, is compiled and sorted into tables that should prove to be interesting. Usual information regarding salary and employers that hire our students is stated. Data is presented to reflect not only majors, but the year that students are participating, such as sophomore, junior, senior, or grad student. Specific data related to the participation of international students is also contained in this report.

Overall enrollment in the co-op program was down 20% this year when compared with 2007-2008 enrollment numbers. There are a number of factors that may have impacted this decrease. A couple worthy of mentioning here are: 1) Summer participation was down 34%. Students may have decided not to register their summer work experience as a co-op to avoid paying for the academic credits, which in many cases would not count toward their academic program. 2) The economy (national and global) placed many companies into a situation where they needed to cut back on hiring students and, in several cases, rescinded offers that had already been made.

There are two new tables in this year’s report. The first new table reflects data related to the number of 2008-2009 graduating students (by major) who completed at least one semester of co-op before graduating. This information is obtained by identifying graduating students who registered for UN3002 or UN5000 (Cooperative Education Laboratory).

Interesting to note are a few comparisons between last year’s and this year’s international student participation in the co-op program. As mentioned earlier, overall enrollment in the co-op program was down 20%. However, international student participation only decreased 10%. Clearly, the majority of international students participating are graduate students. In 2007-2008, of the 61 international students, 72% were graduate students. In 2008-2009, 55 international students were in the co-op program, and 89% were graduate students.

The second new table reflects data that shows some (240) of the companies that hired Michigan Tech students for a summer 2008 internship experience. Since students do not have to register their internships with the University, the information in this table is not complete as it only shows the names of companies identified in student responses to a survey requesting the information. However, this data does help to support the assumption that many more of our students are obtaining valuable real world work experience in their majors before they graduate, in the form of internships as opposed to co-op. Cooperative education continues to be a valuable real-world experience for students and an important recruiting strategy for employers. Our Page 1


2008‐2009 Co‐op Assignment by Major Major Applied Ecology & Environmental Sciences Biomedical Engineering Business Administration Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Communication & Culture Studies Computer Engineering Computer Network & System Administration Computer Science Construction Management Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Technology Engineering Physics Environmental Engineering Forest Molecular Genetics Forestry Humanities Materials Science and Engineering Mathematical Sciences Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Eng‐Eng Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Technology Scientific & Technical Communication (BA) Scientific & Technical Communication (BS) Social Sciences Software Engineering Total

Fr

So

1 1

SUMMER 2008 Jr Sr Grad Total 1 1 1 3 1 2

3 1

1 7 4 2 1

1

1 2 1 5 3

5

Fr

2 3

So

2 2

FALL 2008 Jr Sr

1 6 9 4 1

2 1 13 12

Grad Total

1

1

4 1 13 3

1 6 1

4 2 6 2

1

1

2

4 11 1

1

2 1 1 1 10

1

1 4

1

3

15

2

2

2

1

25

32

1

3 1

6 4

1

1

2

1 28

19

7

1 57

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1

7

61

82

29

Fr

2 2 21 24 5 1 8 3 23 3 1 3 2 1 2 4

SPRING 2009 Jr Sr Grad Total

1

1 1 8

1 3

1 2 12

1

2

3

6

3 1

2 1 6 2

2

1

3

3 5 1 1

2

65 4 4 1 1

180

So

4

19

17

1

1

2 1 44 2 2

1 1 41

1 1 1 106

1 4 2

1

0

9

5 1 17 3 1 3 1

39

17


2008‐2009 Companies Hiring Co‐ops AGN Enterprise Domtar ‐ Hawesville Alcan Packaging ‐ Neenah Plant Domtar ‐ Rothschild Alger County Road Commission Dow Chemical ‐ LA Alliance Laundry Systems Dow Corning Corporation Alliant Energy DTE Energy Amazon.com Eastman Chemical Company American Transmission Co Enders Machining Innovations Ansul/Tyco Fire & Security Enterforce Appleton Ideas Epic Systems Corp Argonne National Laboratory Etta Projects BASF Corporation‐Wyandotte Excell Data Bemis Company, Inc. Finlandia University Bionorica Ford Motor Co ‐ Houghton Black & Veatch Freeport‐McMoran Boise Cascade GE Aviation Bonestroo GE Energy Brady Corporation GE Oil and Gas Briggs & Stratton General Motors Broadcom Georgia Pacific CalsonicKansei Golder Associates Inc. Caterpillar Inc. Graminex Inc. City of Edina Greenheck Consistacom, Inc. GS Engineering Consumers Energy Co. Hamilton Sundstrand Cooper Power Systems Hardman Construction Daktronics Harley‐Davidson Motor Co Delphi Customer Tech Ctr Hitachi Global Storage Tech Denso Int'l America‐Southfied Howmet Corporation Department of the Air Force IBM Detroit Edison Company INEK Technologies Dominion Integrys Energy Total Number Companies Hiring Co‐ops: 122

Jacobs Technology Kellogg Company Kiewit Construction Company Kimberly Clark Kohler Company L&T Infotech L.E. Jones Company LHP Software LMS North America M J Electric, Inc. Marathon Petroleum Co LLC Mercury Marine Metso Minerals Michigan Dept Transportation Michigan Tech Mindware Engineering Minnesota DNR Mosaic Motorola ‐ Libertyville, IL NewPage Corporation Northern Star Industries Nucor Steel Oldenburg Group Inc. Oshkosh Truck Corporation Packaging Corp. of America Panda Computer Services Paper Converting Machine Co Peninsula Copper Industries Pieper Power Plum Creek Marketing Inc Polaris Industries ‐ MN

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Qualcomm Incorporated R.A. Smtih National River Valley Testing Corp RMT, Inc. Rockwell Collins, Inc. Rosemount Inc SCA Tissue North America Seagate Technology Sentry Insurance Soil & Materials Egineers Spartan Chassis Inc SSOE, Inc Stora Enso North America STS Consultants, LTD‐Gr Bay Sun Chemical ThermoAnalytics, Inc TN & Associates Toyota Technical Center Union Pacific Railroad United States Steel University of Georgia University of Maine Vermont Yankee/Entergy Verso Paper Vertin Gallery Waterman Boreham Wausau Paper Weyerhaeuser Wisconsin Public Service (WPS)


2008-2009 Co-op Assignments by State State AR AZ CA FL GA IA IL IN KS KY LA ME MI MN NE NJ NY OH PA SC SD TN TX UT VA VT WA WI Int'l Total

Sum 2008 2 1

3 1 1

18 5 1 1

Fall 2008 1 2 2 2 1 20 2 4 1 1 53 12 1 1 1 2 2 1 1

Spr 2009

2 15 1 4 1

26 2

3

1 1 1

22 57

1

1 2 65 1 179

1 1 2 46 1 105

Totals 3 1 2 2 4 1 38 3 9 2 1 1 97 19 1 2 1 6 2 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 4 133 2 343

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2008-2009 Average Hourly Co-op Salary Overall Average # Reported Applied Ecology & Environmental Sciences $25.00 1 Biomedical Engineering $19.70 3 Business Administration $15.93 4 Chemical Engineering $18.03 38 Civil Engineering $13.58 28 Communication & Culture Studies $7.15 2 Computer Engineering $18.93 11 Computer Network & System Admin $15.50 1 Computer Science $24.42 17 Construction Management $15.84 5 Electrical Engineering $21.40 53 Electrical Engineering Technology $17.88 9 Engineering Physics $33.00 2 Environmental Engineering $13.50 6 Forest Molecular Genetics $18.13 3 Forestry $16.00 1 Humanities $14.46 2 Materials Science and Engineering $17.00 7 Mathematical Sciences $25.00 1 Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics $25.62 6 Mechanical Engineering $18.47 123 Mechanical Engineering Technology $17.86 8 Scientific & Tech Comm (BA) $11.37 1 Scientific & Tech Comm (BS) $8.20 2 Software Engineering $20.10 2 Total Number Reported: 336 Overall Average Hourly Salary: $18.65 Major

Freshman Average # Reported

$25.00

1

Sophomore Average # Reported

$17.45 $13.98

4 3

$22.50

1

$21.08

$16.13

1

$12.79

$14.90

3

Junior Average # Reported $18.00 $16.17 $18.41 $12.55 $7.15 $19.32 $15.50

1 2 16 10 2 5 1

$14.00 $17.34 $17.15

$16.03

4

2 14 5

$16.84 $17.07 $19.06 $18.80

8 3 17 4

$16.25

2

$12.13

4

$16.00

1

$16.75

4

5

$17.33 $16.32

54 2

$8.20 $16.50

2 1

Signing bonus Paid holidays Medical insurance Living stipend 2 weeks paid vacation Steel toe boots / safety shoes provided

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Graduate Average # Reported

$15.00

2

$31.16

9

$26.54

19

$33.00

2

$18.13

3

$25.00 $25.62 $22.02

1 6 11

1

2008-2009 Co-op Benefits Beyond Salary Reimbursement of co-op credit Reimbursement of moving expenses Low cost co-op housing Housing stipend Company housing provided Transportation expenses

Senior Average # Reported $25.00 1 $20.56 2 $15.69 2 $17.81 18 $14.05 13

$17.33

3

$19.23 $18.37 $11.37

53 6 1

$23.70

1


2008-2009 Graduates with Co-op Experience Major Anthropology Applied Ecology Applied Ecology and Environmental Sciences Applied Geophysics Applied Natural Resource Economics Applied Physics Applied Science Education Audio Production and Technology Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Bioinformatics Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Business Administration Business Administration (MBA) Chemical Engineering Cheminformatics Chemistry Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (Master of Engineering) Civil Engineering Technology Clinical Laboratory Science Communication and Culture Studies Computer Engineering Computer Network and System Administration Computer Science Computer Systems Science Construction Management Economics Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Technology Electromechanical Engineering Technology Engineering Engineering - Environmental Engineering Engineering (Master of Engineering) Engineering Technology

Total Grads 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 5 33.33% 0.00% 1 0.00% 2 0.00% 1 0.00% 0.00% 1 0.00% 0.00% 8 15.00% 11 6.14% 36 7.69% 6 48.08% 5 100.00% 20.00% 3 21.95% 52 0.00% 1 13.33% 7 14.29% 2 20.00% 1 31.58% 8 6.90% 5 10.71% 18 0.00% 1 25.00% 8 0.00% 27.48% 40 18.75% 5 100.00% 18.18% 1 0.00% 0.00% 1 0.00%

200808 Co-op

%

0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

4 2 1 1 1 15

0.00% 36.36% 5.56% 16.67% 20.00%

2

33.33% 28.85% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 50.00% 20.00% 16.67% 0.00% 25.00%

11 1

27.50% 20.00%

1

100.00%

4 1 3

0.00%

Grads 3 2 4 3 1 4 3 1 1 33 29 78 7 47 1 7 71 8 5 4 30 24 38 2 12 5 91 11 1 10 3 1 1

200901 Co-op

1

2 5 24 1 1 12 2 1 1 8 1 3 3 25 2 1 1

% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 6.90% 6.41% 0.00% 51.06% 100.00% 14.29% 16.90% 25.00% 20.00% 25.00% 26.67% 4.17% 7.89% 0.00% 25.00% 0.00% 27.47% 18.18% 100.00% 10.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

Major Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering (Master of Engineering) Environmental Policy Exercise Science Forest Ecology and Management Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Forest Science Forestry Forestry (Master of Forestry) Geological Engineering Geology Health and Physical Education Humanities Industrial Archaeology Industrial Technology Liberal Arts Liberal Arts - History Materials Science and Engineering Mathematical Sciences Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering - Engineering Mechanics Mechanical Engineering Technology Pharmaceutical Chemistry Physics Psychology Rhetoric and Technical Communication Scientific and Technical Communication (BA) Scientific and Technical Communication (BS) Social Sciences Software Engineering Surveying Surveying Engineering Theatre and Entertainment Technology Wildlife Ecology and Management Total: Of 1361 grads, 250 with Co-op = 18.37%

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Total 6.06% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 21.43% 0.00% 0.00% 32.53% 9.09% 26.32% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 22.22% 26.67% 0.00% 28.57% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 12.50% 18.37%

Grads 14 1 1 2

200808 Co-op 2

% 14.29% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

2 3 12 1 5 2

0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

1

0.00%

1 2 10 6 94 6 13

1

37 1 3

4 3 2 5 7 4 1 1 1

1

3 436

1 93

0.00% 50.00% 0.00% 0.00% 39.36% 16.67% 23.08% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 14.29% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 33.33% 21.33%

Grads 19

200901 Co-op

% 0.00%

4 7 3 1 6 16

0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%

4 5 1 1 5 3 3 1 26 4 13 155 5 25 2 20 12 3 4 8 14 6

2

0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 19.23% 0.00% 0.00% 28.39% 0.00% 28.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 50.00% 37.50% 0.00% 33.33%

157

0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 16.97%

2 1 5 925

5

44 7

2 3


2008-2009 International Students' Co-op Assignments by Major Major Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Forest Molecular Genetics Mechanical Eng-Eng Mechanics Computer Science Mathematical Sciences Engineering Physics

Fr 1

So

Summer 2008 Jr Sr 2 1

1

1

2

Grad 3 1

Total 1 5 2

2

2

6

10

Fr

So

Fall 2008 Jr Sr

1

1

Grad

Total

11 6 2 3 4

11 7 2 3 4

1 27

1 28

2008-2009 Companies Hiring International Co-ops AGN Enterprise Kohler Company Amazon.com Kohler Engines Division BASF Corporation-Wyandotte L&T Infotech Black & Veatch LHP Software Broadcom LMS North America Caterpillar Inc. Mindware Engineering Cooper Power Systems Motorola - Libertyville, IL Delphi Customer Tech Ctr Panda Computer Services Detroit Edison Company Polaris Industries - MN Enders Machining Innovations Qualcomm Incorporated Epic Systems Corp Seagate Technology Excell Data Toyota Technical Center Finlandia University University of Georgia Harley Davidson Motor Company University of Maine INEK Technologies Vermont Yankee/Entergy Total Number of Companies Hiring International Co-ops: 30

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Fr

So

Spring 2009 Jr Sr

1

1

Grad

Total

5 4 1 1 3 1 1 16

5 5 1 1 3 1 1 17


Summer 2008 Companies Hiring Interns A. Lindberg & Sons, Inc. ACE Manufacturing Inc. Air Force Institute of Technology Alcan Packaging Alliant Energy Alticor Inc. American Axle and Manufacturing Ansul Fire Suppression ArcelorMittal Archer Daniels Midland Atwell‐Hicks Avairis Avfuel Corp. BAE Systems BASF Blandin Paper Company Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Boise Cascade BorgWarner Bremer Prosthetic Design Cannon‐Muskegon Cap Collet & Tool Caterpillar, Inc. Cequent Trailer Products Charter Steel and Manufacturing China Lake Naval Air Weapons Center Chrysler LLC Cirrus Design City of Ann Arbor City of Aurora Engineering Department Cleveland Cliffs, Inc. CN (Canadian National Railroad) Coleman Engineering Commonwealth Associates Inc. Compuware Consistacom, Inc Consumers Energy Continental Automotive Systems Cooper Power Systems CPI Engineering Inc. CQM INC. Cummins, Inc. Curwood Inc. DEKA Research & Development Corp. Delphi Steering Deltrol Fluid Products DENSO International America Department of Homeland Security

Department of Transportation (WI) Detroit Diesel Detroit Edison Deutsches Zentrum für Luft‐ und Raumfahrt Dominion Donaldson Company Dow Chemical Dow Corning DTE Energy DTE/ Fermi II Earth Tech | AECOM Eaton Corporation Emerson Process Management Everett Charles Technologies Extreme Tool and Engineering Fackelbararna Bible School Faurecia Federal Mogul Powertrain Systems Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering Flexitech, Inc. Flint Hills Resources Florida Power and Light Ford Motor Company G2 Consulting Group Garmin International GE Aviation GE Oil & Gas General Dynamics Land Systems General Motors Gentex Corporation Georgia Pacific GHSP Global Environmental Engineering, Inc. GM Golder Associates, Inc Graceland Fruit Co Grain Processing Corporation Great River Energy Greenheck Fan Corp. Grossman Forestry Consultants GS Engineering Harvard Medical School Hitachi GST Holcim Holland Board of Public Works Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Honeywell Horton, Inc.

IBM Nestle Waters North America Inc. Illinois Department of Transportation Indiana Department of Natural Resources Integrys Energy Group Intelsat International Truck and Engine ITOxygen Jacobs Engineering JF Hubert Enterprises John Deere Johnson Controls Johnson Technology JT Engineering Keweenaw Gem & Gift Keweenaw Research Center Kiewit Engineering Co Kimberly‐Clark Corporation Kimley‐Horn an d Associates Kleiss Gears Knight Technologies Inc. Kohler Co. KONE Oyj L.E. Jones Co. Lafarge North America LaSalle Technology Group LeChase Construction Services Loram Maintenance of Way Inc. Los Alamos National Labritory LS&I Railroad M.C. Dean, Inc. Maclean Vehicle Systems Magna Donnelly MAHLE Engine Components Manitowoc FSG Marathon Petroleum McHenry County Conservation District MDOT Mead & Hunt, Inc. Menards Mercury Marine Metso Minerals Michigan Department of Transportation Michigan Scientific Michigan State University Michigan Tech Research Institution Michigan Technological University Midwest ISO

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Miller Electric Missouri Department of Conservation MIT Lincoln Labs MN DNR Monsanto Mosaic MTS Systems Corporation NASA ‐ Johnson Space Center National Sports Center Neenah Paper NewPage Corporation Nicolet Plastics, Inc. Northern Star Industries Northwest Airlines Northwestern University NTH Consultants Nucor Steel‐Arkansas Oak Ridge National Lab Oldenburg Group Incorporated Oshkosh Corporation Ottawa County Road Commision Paper Converting Machine Co. Parker Hannifin Parsons Brinckerhoff Parsons Corporation Payne and Dolan Inc. PDC Engineering Inc. Peninsula Copper Industries, Inc. Plum Creek Timber Co. PMPC Engineering Polaris Industries Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems Reith‐Riley Construction Company Ricardon, Inc. Rice Lake Weighing Systems Inc. Ricondo and Associates Rieth‐Riley Construction Company River Valley Testing Corp. RMT, Inc. Robert Bosch LLC Rockford Construction Company Inc. Rockwell Collins ROWE incorporated S.C. Johnson Sappi SCA Tissue Schlumberger Sentry Insurance

Skanska USA SKF SMT Engineering Soils and Materials Engineers, Inc. Somat Engineering Inc. Space Exploration Technologies Specialty Silicone Fabricators Spicer Group Inc. StageRight State Of Michigan Strand Associates Inc. Stryker STS|AECOM sunfor SURF TARDEC Target Corporation Terex Tetra Tech Inc.  The Boeing Company The Boldt Company The Christman Company The City of Park Ridge The Mannik and Smith Group The Presidio Trust ThermoAnalytics Toyota TRW Automotive U.S. Department of Commerce U.S. Fence United States Army United States Forest Service United States Steel University of Houston US Department of Energy Valentine Robotics VERSO Papers Viking Corp Village of Buffalo Grove Public Works Viracon Inc Wade Trim Weston Solutions, Inc.  Whirlpool Corp. Wisconsin Public Service Woodward Governor Co. YMCA of Marquette County YMT Vacations Zeichman Manufacturing Total: 240


Summer 2008 Internships by Major Major Anthropology Applied Ecology & Environmental Sciences Applied Geophysics Applied Physics Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biological Sciences Biomedical Engineering Business Administration Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Network & System Administration Computer Science Computer Systems Science Construction Management Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering Technology Environmental Engineering Exercise Science Forestry General Engineering Geological Engineering Materials Science and Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering Technology Scientific & Technical Communication Social Sciences Software Engineering Surveying Engineering Wildlife Ecology & Management

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Number Reported 1 2 1 1 2 2 10 13 26 4 63 19 8 10 3 2 31 3 10 1 5 3 2 5 1 135 10 3 1 2 3 1 Total: 383


Cooperative Education Program Annual Report 2008-09