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Fall 2009 Co-op/Internship Presentation

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Fall 2009 Co-op/Internship Presentation

  1. 1. Hands-on Experience for A Head Start on Your Career Fall 2009
  2. 4. <ul><li>Co-ops: </li></ul><ul><li>A full semester in length </li></ul><ul><li>Paid </li></ul><ul><li>Worth academic credit </li></ul><ul><li>Career-related, hands-on experience </li></ul><ul><li>Internships: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually summers only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes paid </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No academic credit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May not be directly related to career </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. <ul><li>Academic program </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Undergrad (UN3002)=1 or 2 credits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduate (UN5000)=1 to 6 credits </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Gain paid, career-related experience </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><ul><li>Evaluated by your work supervisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You evaluate the employer & experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write a technical report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Receive a grade from academic department </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Undergraduates </li></ul><ul><li>Good social & academic standing (2.2 GPA) in addition to the following: </li></ul><ul><li>Must have completed freshman year (29 credits) </li></ul><ul><li>International students must have completed 2 consecutive semesters in the U.S. </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer students must have completed one semester at MTU </li></ul>
  6. 8. <ul><li>Graduates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3.0 GPA or higher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completing one semester at Tech </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission of academic advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Obtain authorization from IPS if appropriate </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. <ul><li>Valuable career-related experience </li></ul><ul><li>Job-search skills </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Apply studies to “real world problems” </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent wages </li></ul><ul><li> 2007-2008 sophomores $16.00/hour </li></ul><ul><li> juniors $17.00/hour </li></ul><ul><li>Full-time job opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Higher starting salary potential </li></ul><ul><li>Employers expect to see on resume </li></ul>
  8. 10. <ul><li>Active, full-time student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NOTE: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial Aid will NOT cover co-op credits in most cases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Maintain health insurance under parent/guardian </li></ul><ul><li>Student Loan deferment </li></ul>
  9. 11. <ul><li>4 1/2 to 5 years to complete degree </li></ul><ul><li>Additional costs: wardrobe, car, housing </li></ul><ul><li>Social disruption </li></ul><ul><li>Housing contracts </li></ul>
  10. 12. <ul><ul><li>Get resume/interview assistance at the Career Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upload your resume and cover letter, and search for co-op opportunities on NACElink </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply to opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview with companies at MTU, or make your own contacts </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. <ul><li>Polaris Industries </li></ul><ul><li>Dow Chemical Co. </li></ul><ul><li>G.E. Aviation </li></ul><ul><li>Greenheck Fan </li></ul><ul><li>Bemis Company </li></ul><ul><li>Union Pacific </li></ul><ul><li>Kiewit </li></ul><ul><li>3M </li></ul><ul><li>Integrys Energy Group </li></ul><ul><li>BAE Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Ford Motor Co. </li></ul><ul><li>Bechtel </li></ul><ul><li>Harley-Davidson </li></ul><ul><li>Kimberly-Clark </li></ul><ul><li>Nucor Steel </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson National Life </li></ul>
  12. 14. <ul><li>Visit the Co-op web pages at </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.career.mtu.edu/coop.php </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Co-op checklist and process for registering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities during your co-op </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities after your co-op </li></ul></ul></ul>

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