Internship with Waupaca Foundry Changed Career Path
In August 2013, Nik Greulich, a high school student at the time, started an internship at Waupaca Foundry in Tell City, Indiana. He worked with project engineers with the intention to study mechanical engineering the following year at college. However, after working with the team closely, he realized this career path was not right for him and wanted something more hands on.
College student takes internship 900 miles from home
Some college students will do anything for the perfect internship before graduation. For Tyler Makoski, that meant traveling over 900 miles to have the opportunity to work as a summer intern at Waupaca Foundry in Waupaca, Wis. Tyler is a Pennsylvania native and will graduate from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania in December 2018 with a degree in safety management.
Waupaca Foundry awards local scholarships
Waupaca Foundry recently awarded $36,000 in scholarships across the U.S. and $9,000 to Tennessee Valley area graduating high school seniors. Two are children of Waupaca Foundry employees. The iron casting foundry awarded six scholarships to students attending either a four-year college or two-year technical school.
Finding ways to partner Waupaca High School students with area businesses is not a new idea. However, it now has a new name. The school district is calling it Waupaca Works.
Student spotlight: Hannah Fudge
When I started college, I developed a deeper love for math and science, which is an encouragement to continue on my degree path. As a chemical engineer, I will use my science background to problem-solve and think on my feet in a production or design setting. I do not know the options I will have as an engineer, but right now, what I love most about my degree path is learning more about how the world works through chemistry and math.