Historical Career Event List :: 1880 – 1920

Georgia Tech chartered by Georgia Legislature.

Classes begin at Georgia Tech.

Dean Herman Schneider begins co-op at University of Cincinnati.

Georgia Tech President Kenneth Matheson commissions study as to feasibility of co-op, with Dr. T.P. Branch as chair of committee.

Georgia Tech began their cooperative education program. Twelve students were enrolled in the first co-op class, the class of 1917, where they divided their time between classroom instruction and off-campus jobs provided by “cooperative” local employers.

The Georgia Railway & Power Company (GR&PC) was organized. This was one of the earliest and by far the largest employers of students during the co-op program’s infancy.

The Georgia Tech Co-op Club is formed by members of the first co-op class.