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Case Study

General Electric Helps Train Tomorrow's Powerhouses

This semester, GE has chosen 12 Case Western Reserve students to participate as co-ops at the global company, including GE Lighting in East Cleveland, Ohio.

Case Western Reserve University This builds on GE's long history of partnership with Case Western Reserve's co-op program. Since the program's inception in 1985, the company has hosted more than 200 Case Western Reserve students, who have held co-op positions across 12 business divisions at GE.

"GE Lighting not only challenges its co-ops with great assignments, the company also takes the time to teach us about the lighting business and technology and provides professional development and networking," says Matt Root, a fourth-year Chemical Engineering student who is currently completing a co-op at GE Lighting (pictured, second from right). "I've already worked at four different production facilities across the Midwest, and feel like I've made great contributions with some of the best engineers in the world."

GE Lighting has hired co-op students from Case Western Reserve for the past 24 years. "Case Western Reserve has provided us with a pipeline of outstanding engineers for decades," said Michael B. Petras, Jr., President and CEO of GE Lighting.

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