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Learn more about the benefits of a co-op/internship experience.

Learn more about the benefits of a co-op/internship experience.

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  • 1.  
  • 2.  
  • 3. Hands-on Experience for A Head Start on Your Career Fall 2008
  • 4.
    • Co-ops:
    • A full semester in length
    • Paid
    • Worth academic credit
    • Career-related, hands-on experience
    • Internships:
      • Usually summers only
      • Sometimes paid
      • No academic credit
      • May not be directly related to career
  • 5.
    • Academic program
      • Undergrad (UN3002)=1 or 2 credits
      • Graduate (UN5000)=1 to 6 credits
    • Gain paid, career-related experience
  • 6.
      • Evaluated by your work supervisor
      • You evaluate the employer & experience
      • Write a technical report
      • Receive a grade from academic department
  • 7.
    • Undergraduates
    • Good social & academic standing (2.2 GPA) in addition to the following:
    • Must have completed freshman year (29 credits)
    • International students must have completed 2 consecutive semesters in the U.S.
    • Transfer students must have completed one semester at MTU
  • 8.
    • Graduates
      • 3.0 GPA or higher
      • Completing one semester at Tech
      • Permission of academic advisor
      • Obtain authorization from IPS if appropriate
  • 9.
    • Valuable career-related experience
    • Job-search skills
    • Professional development
    • Apply studies to “real world problems”
    • Excellent wages
    • 2006-2007 sophomores $15.56/hour
    • juniors $15.98/hour
    • Full-time job opportunities
    • Higher starting salary potential
    • Employers expect to see on resume
  • 10.
    • Active, full-time student
      • NOTE:
      • Financial Aid will NOT cover co-op credits in most cases
    • Maintain health insurance under parent/guardian
    • Student Loan deferment
  • 11.
    • 4 1/2 to 5 years to complete degree
    • Additional costs: wardrobe, car, housing
    • Social disruption
    • Housing contracts
  • 12.
      • Get resume/interview assistance at the Career Center
      • Upload your resume and cover letter, and search for co-op opportunities on NACElink
      • Apply to opportunities
      • Interview with companies at MTU, or make your own contacts
  • 13.
    • Polaris Industries
    • Dow Chemical Co.
    • G.E. Aviation
    • Greenheck Fan
    • Terex Handlers
    • Caterpillar
    • Kiewit
    • Bechtel
    • Toyota
    • Kohler Company
    • Faurecia
    • Ford Motor Co.
    • Mercury Marine
    • General Motors
    • Bemis
    • Harley-Davidson
    • U.S. Steel
    • Kimberly-Clark
  • 14.
    • Visit the Co-op web pages at
    • http://www.career.mtu.edu/coop/futurestudents.php
    • Learn more about:
        • Co-op checklist and process for registering
        • View “Before You Go” presentation
        • Responsibilities during your co-op
        • Responsibilities after your co-op