Rogelio Castillo has had two co-op employers: the City of Dearborn Economic Development Team and Bosch.
"This co-op from the first day threw me into a situation where I had to think on my feet to give support. No amount of classes can provide you with an experience where on the first day you are the face of an organization within minutes of being on the clock. This experience has been the single more life changing experience I ever had."
This is Christeen Marshall. She did her co-op with the Ferndale Career Center. As a Criminal Justice major, she was very interested in helping unemployed youth.
"My experience as a Youth Monitor at Ferndale Career Center has done more than grant me career specific experience. It has given me an opportunity to learn more about myself; my weaknesses and strengths, and emphasized my passion for social work."
Sunbal Virk, Psychology and Criminal Justice majors at Bodman Law Firm: "I believe the whole purpose of taking the seminar along with our co-op positions is to be able to see how our jobs can and should relate to a learning experience. We shouldn't be thinking of our positions as just a job, but instead it should be seen as a potential learning field."
Erika Gutierrez with her supervisor, Diane Cicchini at the Joint Venture Hospital Laboratories.
Andrew Michalak at his co-op job at Bodman Law Firm in Detroit. The law firm's lobby overlooks Ford Field.