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    Fall 2009 Co-op/Internship Presentation Fall 2009 Co-op/Internship Presentation Presentation Transcript

    • Hands-on Experience for A Head Start on Your Career Fall 2009
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      • 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
      • Academic program
        • Undergrad (UN3002)=1 or 2 credits
        • Graduate (UN5000)=1 to 6 credits
      • Gain paid, career-related experience
        • Evaluated by your work supervisor
        • You evaluate the employer & experience
        • Write a technical report
        • Receive a grade from academic department
      • 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
      • Graduates
        • 3.0 GPA or higher
        • Completing one semester at Tech
        • Permission of academic advisor
        • Obtain authorization from IPS if appropriate
      • Valuable career-related experience
      • Job-search skills
      • Professional development
      • Apply studies to “real world problems”
      • Excellent wages
      • 2007-2008 sophomores $16.00/hour
      • juniors $17.00/hour
      • Full-time job opportunities
      • Higher starting salary potential
      • Employers expect to see on resume
      • 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
      • 4 1/2 to 5 years to complete degree
      • Additional costs: wardrobe, car, housing
      • Social disruption
      • Housing contracts
        • 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
      • Polaris Industries
      • Dow Chemical Co.
      • G.E. Aviation
      • Greenheck Fan
      • Bemis Company
      • Union Pacific
      • Kiewit
      • 3M
      • Integrys Energy Group
      • BAE Systems
      • Ford Motor Co.
      • Bechtel
      • Harley-Davidson
      • Kimberly-Clark
      • Nucor Steel
      • Jackson National Life
      • Visit the Co-op web pages at
      • http://www.career.mtu.edu/coop.php
      • Learn more about:
          • Co-op checklist and process for registering
          • Responsibilities during your co-op
          • Responsibilities after your co-op