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Full Co-op Placement Achieved by Chongqing University Joint Co-op Institute

Chongqing University Joint Co-op Institute achieved full placement for its first class of engineering co-op students.

Date: 8/8/2014 12:00:00 AM
By: Erin Cohen
Phone: (513) 556-4535
Photos By: Guo Yiliang

UC ingot   All students participating in Chongqing University’s JCI program obtained engineering co-op positions for the university’s first available co-op term. Thirty-four students will begin their first co-op positions this fall semester. 

The JCI follows the University of Cincinnati’s Division of Professional Practice and Experiential Learning’s cooperative education model. Students will work for employers in China, alternating semesters in industry with semesters in school. The JCI program integrates five semesters of paid, work experience into their degrees.

Employer partners of the CQU JCI program include Siemens, PCB Piezotronics, Changan Ford, Ningbo Konfoong Materials International Co. Ltd., Bright Industrial Corporation Ltd., Honghua Group Ltd., and SSM. CQU’s largest employer partner is SAIC-IVECO HONGYAN, with eighteen students working there in the fall.
CQU Student, Guo Yiliang
CQU Student, Guo Yiliang

Guo Yiliang, an electrical engineering student, was the first JCI student to earn to a fall co-op position. He received two Co-op job offers, one from Siemens Circuit Protection Systems Ltd., and one form Smart Metering Solutions Co. Ltd. Guo choose Siemens Circuit Protection System and will be responsible for supporting layout optimizations with lean tools, SPS project implementation, and additional continuous improvement programs. 

Guo is interested in gaining professional expertise through this opportunity.  He chose this co-op experience because it involved learning and using cutting edge technology within his field.

Lingmeng Wang visiting UC Co-op Employer, The Modal Shop
Lingmeng Wang visiting UC Co-op Employer, The Modal Shop

Lingmeng Wang, an electrical engineering student, will be working at PCB Piezotronics, a subsidiary of The Modal Shop, a longstanding employer partner of the University of Cincinnati’s Co-op Program.

Lingmeng will be working in the marketing department at PCB Piezotronics this fall. She is excited for the experience, and is looking forward to developing new industry and communication skills to prepare her for a full-time job after graduation.

About the Chongqing University
Founded in 1929, Chongqing University (CQU) is a key national university in China, it is also one of the "211 Project and 985 Project” universities with full support in the construction and development from the central and local Government of China. Early in 1940s, Chongqing University had become a national comprehensive university consisting of six Schools in liberal arts, science, engineering, law science and medical science. Chongqing University now consists of four faculties: Engineering, Built Environment, Arts and Sciences, Information Science and Technology. The University has 28 schools and colleges, and offers 88 bachelor's degree programs. It owns 20 mobile workstations for postdoctoral study, 28 preliminary-level programs and 105 secondary-level programs for doctoral study, 51 preliminary-level programs and 205 secondary-level programs for master's degree study as well as 19 professional master's degree programs. (

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