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Get to know more about fellow students' professional learning projects! Whether domestic or international, an engineering internship or co-op can open your personal and professional horizons while giving you the experience necessary to start your career on the right foot. Click the links to learn more.

Professional learning allows you to try out the “real world” through internships and co-op programs where you can learn more about your chosen field in a work setting. Participating in professional learning activities is especially encouraged for those students who plan to seek a job immediately after graduation and want to hit the ground running.

Why Professional Learning?

Internships and co-op experiences offer students significant benefits. Students may:

  • Explore various career directions and sample different types of jobs and companies;
  • Build skills and experiences for their resumes, making it easier to secure a full-time position after graduation;
  • Enjoy a welcome break from a demanding curriculum, allowing them to make money to support their education;
  • Find that course work becomes more relevant, since theory makes more sense when augmented by practical experience;
  • Experience a boost in self-confidence, which is projected in interviews for employment and graduate school;
  • Learn about working full-time and have opportunities to become “full members of the team” by assuming more responsibilities than they would as part-time workers, and in the case of some companies such as NASA, co-ops provide a way to enter the work force with advanced standing.

Key Contacts

Internship Key Contacts

Engineering Career Counselor
Rachel Killam
Center for Community N390M

Engineering Center ECST 128 A,B,C

Internship Program Coordinator

April Abernathy
Center for Community N370C

Engineering Center ECST 128 A,B,C

Career Services

International Engineering Internships
Karey Sabol

Extracurricular Programs Manager
Sharon Anderson

Co-op Key Contacts

Aerospace Engineering
Joe Tanner

Chemical and Biological Engineering
Wendy Young
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Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering
Ryan Novak

Computer Science
Judy Stafford

Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering
Robert McLeod

Mechanical Engineering
Jeffrey Knutsen

Co-op Program Oversight and All Other Majors
Sharon Anderson, Extracurricular Programs Manager


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