Cooperative education programs are three-way, mutually beneficial partnerships among students, universities, and businesses. At The Kleingers Group, we are proud to be the trusted business partner of various universities and many college students over the years.
Our co-op and intern employees become integral members of their teams and work side-by-side with our professional staff on real-world engineering, landscape architecture, and surveying projects. After several work sessions at Kleingers, students are typically ready to join the work-force as fully-functioning professionals by the time they finish their school program. Many of our best co-ops and interns join The Kleingers Group in regular positions following graduation.
We asked some of our current and former co-ops / interns to share their thoughts about working with The Kleingers Group. Keep reading to see what they said.
“I have learned so much since I began working with Kleingers in 2015 and I couldn’t have done it without the help and guidance you have all given me.” ~ Becca, Co-op
“Co-op has given me the opportunity to affirm that civil engineering is the right career path for me through hands on learning, real life problem solving, and the rewarding feeling of creating something that is useful to others.” ~ Ryan, Former Co-op
“The great people, challenging projects, and supportive work environment I experienced while a co-op at The Kleingers Group prepared me for life after graduation and launched my civil engineering career. I am truly thankful!” ~ Kendall, Former Co-op
“The Kleingers Group showed me, to my relief, that you can be a great engineer AND have a personality and interpersonal skills, unlike the stereotypical engineer is made out to be.” ~ Sarah, Former Co-op
“Co-op at The Kleingers Group exposed me to a technical field I didn’t know existed. My co-op here cemented my desire to work at a design firm. It gave me a concrete foundation in AutoCAD, a skill which proved invaluable as a young engineer.” ~ Matt, Former Co-op, Master of Puns
“The Kleingers Group provided me with an opportunity to really get to know what civil engineering was. I was able to work alongside many talented engineers who showed me the ropes and allowed me to try things on my own.” ~ Other Matt, Former Co-op
“The Kleingers Group helped my passion for civil engineering grow with real engineering experience.” ~ Kayleigh, Former Co-op
“All I ever do is get people coffee and make prints.” ~ No Kleingers Co-op Ever
We enjoy providing interested high school students with information related to careers in engineering. We have participated in community career days, and offered shadowing opportunities for an occasional student to visit our office and observe a “day in the life” of an engineer or designer.