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Internship transforms into employment for ChemE student
Ke "Coco" Xue gets job after Iacocca Internship

Ke “Coco” Xue ’13, a chemical engineering student, traveled back to China for six weeks last summer through Lehigh’s Lee Iacocca International Internship Program. Coco is from Changzhou, a city of more than 3 million people located just west of Shanghai in the province of Jiangsu and decided to come to the United States and Lehigh to pursue a better education. Xue applied for the international internship her junior year and was placed with Bracalente Manufacturing Group, a family-owned company located 15 miles from Lehigh in Trumbauersville, Pa. BMG owns Bracalente Metal Products in Wujiang, China, about two hours from Xue’s home. Coco encountered a few challenges at the beginning of her internship in Wujiang. Xue needed to learn some business skills and tactics for her internship and took it upon herself to learn learn those traits. Upon returning to the United States, Xue received the good news that Bracalente had decided to offer her a full-time position when she graduates next May. Xue will work at BMG’s headquarters in Trumbauersville as well as traveling to China.

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Ke "Coco" Xue '13

Ke "Coco" Xue '13, at the Bracalente Manufacturing Group.