The seven months I spent at Japs-Olson was the best learning experience I could have received. I am very grateful for the Co-op requirement UW-Stout has in place. If it wasn't for this experience, I would not have discovered my true passion.
This co-op allowed me to gain confidence in new laboratory techniques, network with researchers and other undergraduate students from across the country and gain experience in presenting research findings in a professional setting. I amplified intangible skills such as laboratory etiquette, listening and engaging in scientific discussions, and working well on a team that had many different levels of knowledge and education.
The experience alone was something I will always cherish. To be able to take what I have learned in the classroom and apply that to real world applications was something that really drove me to succeed at this internship.
Beyond the technical skills required for the job, during my Co-op at Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, I learned that I am capable of persevering. I learned that I am capable of being independent, and I am strong enough to face anything that comes my way.
This Co-op proved that I am extremely eager to join the construction industry. I strived every day to work as hard as I could and learn as much as possible during my Co-op. I learned the skills needed to be a successful project engineer/manager. After graduation, I will continue to work as a Project Engineer for Kraus Anderson.
I’m very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for Buffalo Wild Wings Culinary Innovation team. I am looking forward to graduating because I am very confident and excited to use what I have learned at UW-Stout along with the experiences and skills I have learned from the professionals at Buffalo Wild Wing – Headquarters.
During my Co-op, I gained an incredible amount of knowledge in the hospitality industry but more importantly, I grew my leadership skills, built confidence in myself, and know that I am prepared for a future in this industry. I know the lessons learned in this Co-op will stick with me forever and Kahler Hospitality will always hold a special place in my heart. I am very thankful for this experience and I am now ready to begin my career in hospitality.
It seems impossible to tell you how much I learned in my time at Pepsico. Going into this experience I had no idea what to expect. What I learned during my two years in the packing program prior to this co-op does not even compare to what I retained in the 6 months I spend at Pepsico. There is nothing like throwing yourself into a business. They tossed me into the hustle of Quaker packaging from day one, thankfully I could swim.