Since 1919, other universities have attempted to catch up to a concept Kettering University perfected a century ago.
Students at Kettering gain an edge over their peers at other universities through employment with one of our more than 420 co-op partner organizations. These organizations range from start-up companies to nonprofit organizations to some of the largest corporations in the world.
Our founders realized that it was of vital importance for college graduates to be grounded in the theoretical concepts that could only be learned in the classroom, but also have immediate experience applying those concepts in real world settings through the co-op program. You wouldn’t train a musician without ever letting them play an instrument, so why should engineers, scientists, or business leaders be educated without ever working in the field to apply what they learn?