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Michael DeBruyckere of Woburn, Mass., a Clarkson University senior majoring in civil engineering and environmental engineering, participated in a co-op at Kevin McLaughlin Painting & Decorating in Stoneham, Mass., during the fall semester.
A co-op is a unique professional experience where students may take a semester off and work for a company. Students are commonly assigned to lead large, multi-departmental, projects.
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Clarkson University #1 for having the highest rate of graduating seniors with internship experience, including co-ops.
Clarkson University is located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., and is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.