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Cooperative Education and Internship Program (CEIP)   College of Engineering 


Who's eligible?

The program is optional and open to qualified students in civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. Work placements can only begin after students have completed their "calculus-ready" sophomore year.

When to apply?

Students who have met specific academic standards are invited to join the Cooperative Education and Internship Program during the fall semester of their calculus-ready sophomore year.

How to apply?

Students who have met specific academic requirements and have been invited to join the Cooperative Education and Internship Program must meet with a staff member who will help to identify a student’s goals and select employers who best match the student’s career interests. Staff members will coordinate the process of referring students to appropriate potential employers. Employers decide which student candidates to interview either on campus or at the work site.

When do work placements begin?

The earliest a participating student can be placed in a job is during the summer following the calculus-ready sophomore year. Placements begin following completion of all coursework required in the calculus-ready sophomore year curriculum of the participating student’s major.

Why participate?

What is the typical pay rate?

  • Wages vary by major, work term, class rank and the kind of employer. Typical wages range from $13 to $20 per hour.

  • The CEIP incorporates about 12 months of full time work throughout its five year duration. A dedicated student working for one of our typical employers can expect to earn somewhere in the $27,000 to $40,000 range during this period.

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