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Mike Niese

UC College of Business student, Mike Niese, talks about his co-op experience in Chicago this past summer;

"Co-oping in Chicago was a wonderful experience. Chicago has an endless amount of activities to keep you occupied no matter what you like to do. I saw baseball games, went to Broadway shows, rode my bike through the forest preserve often, did an architectural river tour, visited the Field Museum, played numerous rounds of golf, played many 16 inch softball games, and even went to a country concert. While at my co-op job, I spend most of my time on the production floor at Fresh Express in Franklin Park. My goal was to observe the production lines and find ways to improve the efficiencies and lower the downtime. Working in a manufacturing environment for the first time gave me valuable knowledge in an industry that I had no previous experience. I am a better, well rounded professional thanks to my co-op at Fresh Express in Chicago."

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