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Fresno State - VIP Program

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The VIP Program offers a paid internship program to engineering, construction management, and industrial technology students comprised of twenty-three industry partners from California's Central Valley who are dedicated to the success of the students.

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Fresno State - VIP Program

  1. 1. Valley Industry Partnership for Cooperative Education (VIP) Program California State University, Fresno | 2018 UEDA Annual Summit
  2. 2. The Valley Industry Partnership for Cooperative Education (VIP) Program COUNCILCHAIR DIRECTOR California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit Joe Devany Director of Operations Betts Company Brissa Quiroz, PhD. Engineering Faculty California State University, Fresno
  3. 3. The Valley Industry Partnership for Cooperative Education (VIP) Program California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit The Valley Industry Partnership for Cooperative Education (VIP) in the Lyles College of Engineering (LCOE) is completing its ninth year as an ancillary unit of California State University, Fresno and its nineteenth year as a Cooperative Education Program. The VIP Program offers a paid internship program to engineering, construction management and industrial technology students comprised of industry partners who are dedicated to the success of the student. Students complete two, six-month internships throughout their college careers. This allows students to gain the necessary experience to be “job-ready” when they enter the workforce upon graduation.
  4. 4. The Other California: Central Valley California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit Central Valley Life Expectancy: 78 Median Income: $20,100 Residents with College Degrees: 8% Silicon Valley Life Expectancy: 84 Median Income: $55,100 Residents with College Degrees: 60%
  5. 5. California’s Central Valley Workforce California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit PROBLEM Local Companies could not hire/retain quality entry-level engineers with technical experience that wanted to stay in the region. SOLUTION VIP Program is a collaborative effort of industry, education and student participation that supports the infrastructure and growth of Central California’s engineering workforce, and aligns with the mission of the Lyles College of Engineering of providing high-quality academic programs.
  6. 6. VIP Program: A unique solution that aligns with the needs of the region California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit Requires interns to take one full year off of school to gain valuable industry experience. All student interns: • Go through a vetted application process • Participate in an intensive interview by VIP company representatives • Companies select student intern after competitive process • Two-sixth month internships with two different companies • Get paid $17 for first internship, $19 for second internship
  7. 7. PARTICIPATING COMPANIES California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit
  8. 8. VIP Program Member Companies California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit 18 20 23 26 SPRING 2017 FALL 2017 SPRING 2018 SPRING 2019
  9. 9. VIP Program: Company Benefits California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit 1. Creates institutional awareness of companies among students 2. Six month of long interview process 3. Ideal for completion of projects at a low cost 4. Low cost for companies to join VIP council: a) $3,000/ year < 100 employees b) $5,000/year > 100 employees and < 500 employees c) $7,000/year > 500 employees
  10. 10. VIP Program: Intern Benefits California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit 1. Gain valuable work experience and career insight 2. Pay received offsets costs of education 3. Training and coaching with industry mentors 4. Recognition at graduation 5. Offered full-time employment before or after graduation
  11. 11. VIP Program: University Benefits California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit 1. Companies participate on advisory boards and gifts in kind 2. Companies speak/lecture in classes 3. Companies host student and faculty tours
  12. 12. Number of Student Applicants California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit 21 38 25 34 1 12 8 9 3 3 3 9 7 5 4 5 0 0 1 0 32 58 41 57 SPRING 2017 FALL 2017 SPRING 2018 FALL 2018 Mechanical Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Technology Civil Engineering/ Construction Management Computer Science Total
  13. 13. Placed Student Interns California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit 16 19 18 21 1 3 5 6 2 3 3 4 2 2 1 3 1 0 1 1 22 27 28 35 SPRING 2017 FALL 2017 SPRING 2018 FALL 2018 Mechanical Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Industrial Technology Civil Engineering / Construction Management Computer Science Total
  14. 14. California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit
  15. 15. California State University, Fresno VIP Program 2018 UEDA Annual Summit
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