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guy in labInternship and Co-op Positions of CHE Students


A strong employment program greatly enhances Paper Science Engineering education at ESF.

All PBE students are required to complete a 12-week summer internship. Many companies hire students having limited technical training for pre-internship positions early in their academic careers. A growing number of students are choosing the optional seven-month co-op which offers both in-depth experience as well as greater financial compensation.

By the time they graduate, most PBE students have spent two summers in the industry. Some spend three or even four summers, adding value to their immediate employability upon graduation.

In a typical year from 15 to 25 companies hold on-campus interviews for permanent jobs candidates and summer or co-op employees.

Companies Employing Our Graduates
(Year 2000 data for preceding 2 years)

  • Appleton Papers
  • Cerestar USA, Inc.
  • Encore Paper Co.
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • GL&V
  • Glatfelter Company
  • Hercules, Inc.
  • Hollingsworth & Vose Co.
  • IBM
  • International Paper Co.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corp.
  • Knowlton Specialty Papers
  • Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc.
  • National Starch & Chemical
  • Norampac
  • Nalco Chemical
  • Solvay Paperboard
  • Vinings Industries, Inc.
  • Westvaco

hands holding wood chipsLocations Where Our Students Held Internship or Co-Op Positions
(Year 2000 data for preceding 2 years)

  • Burrows Paper - Lyonsdale, NY
  • Eastman Kodak Company-Rochester, NY
  • Flower City Tissue Co. - Rochester, NY
  • Georgia-Pacific - Woodland, ME
  • Hercules - Syracuse, NY
  • Hollingsworth & Vose - Greenwich, NY
  • Inst. of Paper Science & Technology - Atlanta, GA
  • Irving Tissue Co.  - Ft. Edward, NY
  • Nalco - Syracuse - Buffalo, NY
  • Glatfelter Company - Spring Grove, PA
  • Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc. - Cohoes, NY
  • Solvay Paperboard - Syracuse, NY
  • MeadWestvaco - Luke, MD
  • Willamette - Johnsonburg, PA
  • Xerox Corporation - Rochester, NY

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