While I was going to school partime at a community college, I landed a job at a local family owned marine store. I started of as a detailer and worked my way up to a mechanic. It was the greatest experience I had. Like others said, I also did obtain a good solid work ethic. I am know fortunate to be able to do all the service on my Dad's and I's boat. This position did direct me to go for my BSME. While going for my 4 year this positon helped me obtain a co-op in the field I was studying for. I was fortunate that the marine job was a great stepping stone for me. But, I would advise, if you are going know for your 4-year, co-op as much as possible. It will utimetly give you an upper hand on your fellow clasmates.