Day: November 18, 2006

School of Business and Economics student hired by Department of Defense

The United States Department of Defense will soon have a presence on Tech’s campus and it will look very much like student Robert Frankovich.

Under the new Student Training and Academic Recruitment (STAR) program, Michigan Tech student Robert Frankovich will be hired as a marketing co-op by the Department of Defense. The job includes marketing and promoting DOD career opportunities on campus. Frankovich, 21, plans to graduate from Tech in April of 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business management.

Michigan Tech and the University of Puerto Rico are the first two universities to participate in the program said Career Center Director Jim Turnquist. Several students applied for the position and interviewed with a DOD representative. “He has the opportunity of a lifetime,” Turnquist said of Frankovich. “I think he’s still in a sense of oblivion.”

Patricia Bradshaw, deputy undersecretary of defense for civilian policy, attended a Wednesday press conference announcing the program and credited the Career Center as being the catalyst behind getting the program going.