Cailey Willingham is a chemical engineering student who completed a co-op with Kimberly-Clark. She wrote about her experience below.
Last summer I was working with Kimberly-Clark in Neenah, Wisconsin, as part of a process optimization team. I obtained data and analyzed a few paper machine lines in order to report on the efficiency of the systems. With this data, I was able to recommend future projects others will work on to increase capability and performance. During this co-op, I was able to travel to three different paper mills across the US to get first-hand experience about how the lines ran. I was also given the opportunity to talk with Kimberly-Clark personnel in leadership roles about their own experiences during co-ops and moving forward in their careers.
This was my fourth semester co-op assignment and each semester gets me closer to my goals as I gain real-world experience.