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Mission and Goals

Our mission is to develop high caliber, well-trained graduates ready to assume productive careers in a dynamic and demanding global market.

An Academic Program

The Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP) is an enhanced academic program that requires the student to blend classroom and work experiences through self-examination and documentation.

Program Goals

  • Enhance students' academic experiences
  • Teach life-long learning and career development skills
  • Provide financial/economic gains to students
  • Provide students with career access into the college/university labor market
  • Assist the region in its economic and workforce development needs

The College of Engineering's Cooperative Education and Internship Program offers distinct advantages to students. Participating students can expect positive outcomes in three areas: Academic, Professional and Personal.

Student Outcomes

Academic

    • Ability to integrate classroom theory with workplace practice
    • Clarity about academic goals
    • Academic motivation
    • Technical knowledge through use of state-of-the-art equipment

Professional

    • Clarity about career goals
    • Understanding of workplace culture
    • Workplace competencies
    • Understanding of industry trends and forces of influence
    • New or advanced skills
    • Career management
    • Professional network
    • After-graduation employment opportunities

Personal 

    • Confidence
    • Maturity
    • Self-knowledge and understanding
    • Development/enhancement of interpersonal skills
    • Earnings to assist college expenses or to support personal financial responsibilities
    • Productive and responsible citizenship skills
    • Lifelong learning skills

 

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