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Welcome to Cooperative Education at Antioch College

Antioch College is a place where new and better ways of living are discovered through rigorous study and experiential learning. 

Antioch students graduate with a healthy resume, solid work experience, a fascinating story of adventure, and an ability to apply what they've learned in a real world context. Here are our stories.

 

Chroma Technology Quality Control Intern Roland Scaife

I am a Quality Control Intern at Chroma Technology in Bellows Falls, Vermont. Chroma is an employed owned company that manufactures glass filters that are shipped all over the world to be used in various forms, such as in microscopic and telescopic research, allowing researchers to use the filters to distinguish regions in their observations. Chroma offers a variety of filters, and promises the customer that as long as they understand the science behind the product that it will meet expectations or their money back.

 

Chroma Technology Communications Intern Keenan Grundy

Where else to start on this river ride of introspection than by stating clearly, firmly and loudly, “Chroma has been a blast!” I have not felt this impending sense of liberation, achievement, and exuberant spunk in quite some time. Why impending, you ask. Well, it’s due to the nature of the position Chroma holds as “The First” within this new journey of mine. The first Co-Op. The first experience as a truly independent entity. The first step on a journey which I am now ever more sure will contain an abundance of the above three qualities.

 

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center: So good you don't want to leave

Crotched Mountain Rehabilitation Center has been a favorite co-op of Antioch students for many years.  We were thrilled to re-establish this long partnership this past spring, when Izzy Bausch arrived to work as a para-professional educator. Upon their arrival, they were surprised to find another Antiochian employee.  Russ Warshaw, '90, arrived for his co-op at Crotched Mountain in the late 1980's and is still there. Says Russ,  "I planned on doing a co-op and ended up making my career at Crotched Mountain."

 

The Antioch Word: Wyatt Souers '17 at WYSO Public Radio

I am on my first co-op right now with public radio station WYSO, the station is owned by 
Antioch and is across the street from the college. The mission of WYSO is to serve the 
community “with news, information, and entertainment to encourage dialog, understanding, and 
engagement.” WYSO broadcasts NPR, BBC, and also has daily programming run by staff 
members as well as volunteers. The station was originally created in 1959 by Antioch College 

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Salt, Shrimp, and Science: Rian Lawrence '17 at the Jordan River/Farmington Bay Water Quality Council
 

Salt, Shrimp, and Science: Rian Lawrence '17 at the Jordan River/Farmington Bay Water Quality Council

I am a water quality research intern under the Jordan River/Farmington Bay Water Quality Council. I am from Utah and had this internship the summer before I came to Antioch, and returned to this internship for co-op. The Water Quality Council is performing a 20-year long study on the water quality of the Great Salt Lake and its tributaries. I am paid through South Davis Sewer District because the funding for the project comes from a consortium of sewer districts.

The Young Curators at their ice cream social
 

Addison Nace '17 on the SITE Santa Fe contemporary art space

For the past couple of months, I have been immersed in work as an Education and Outreach Intern of SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art museum dedicated to the production and presentation of artistic and curatorial innovation. The Education Department there strives to make contemporary art accessible to everyone in the Santa Fe community as well as to explore contemporary art and from multiple perspectives with an international emphasis. I have had the unique opportunity of interning during the end of one exhibition and during the process of displaying another.

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The Antioch Farm by Ian Rosenthal '17 and Leo Brandon '17

The Antioch College Farm utilizes ecological agriculture to provide an integrated context for liberal arts learning. It allows students to experience, explore, and develop methods of sustainability through its interwoven functions as an outdoor laboratory for curricular study and a living forum where student labor connects to campus dining and recycling. Since 2011, twenty three students have worked full- or part-time on the farm, most of them for a year at a time.

A young Bulblet Fern
 

Invasive Species Management and Environmental Education: Kelsey Pierson '17 at the Arc of Appalachia

I’m Kelsey Pierson, first year at Antioch, and I’m spending my first co-op term in south-central Ohio, working with the Arc of Appalachia. The Arc of Appalachia, or the Arc for short, is a private non-profit preserve system which stewards fourteen nature preserves in the region, including three ancient earthwork sites: the famous Serpent Mound, Fort Hill (one of the best preserved hilltop enclosure mounds in existence), and Spruce Hill.

 

Monika Perry at Integration Acres

Here at Integration Acres in Albany, Ohio, I work for Michelle Gorman and Chris Chmiel—The great minds behind the well-known Pawpaw festival.

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