At Kettering University, students major in experience through its unique and innovative cooperative education model. Students split their time between 11-week academic terms and 12-week co-op terms. This allows students to almost immediately apply what they learn in the classroom and labs at their co-op employment position and apply what they've learned at their co-op to the classroom and labs.
All aspects of learning are investigated and integrated to create an ongoing and all-encompassing educational journey. Each semester, whether in the classroom or at their co-op, students gain the valuable experience needed to graduate and earn employment in their desired field. They will graduate with 2.5 years of job experience in addition to their academic degree.
The Kettering track record speaks for itself. Alumni have gone on to became founders, CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, and vice presidents of companies such as: Merrill Lynch, General Motors, Walmart, Gap, FedEx, Indy Motor Speedway, Detroit Labs, Hurley Medical Center, Biomet Inc., Gibson Guitars, The Walt Disney Company, Salesforce, and The Weather Company, just to name a few.
These alumni came to Kettering at different times and pursued different degrees, but one thing they have in common is that they were prepared to be leaders, entrepreneurs, and intrapreneurs. Their success was #KetteringBuilt.