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Industry Practicum Co-op Program

When looking for employment, students have discovered that employers increasingly demand significant practical work experience in addition to sound academic knowledge. The optional Industry Practicum Co-op Program (IPCP) provides an opportunity for students to enhance their education by integrating their engineering and computer science knowledge with workplace practice.

Industry Practicum Co-op positions are paid, full-time positions, developed with employers, which allow students to complete 8 months of quality work experience directly related to the field of study. The students' academic and Industry Practicum Co-op experiences combine to produce a comprehensive learning experience that enriches their academic programs and adds direction to their career development. Participation in the Industry Practicum Co-op helps students to make intelligent, informed, reality-based career choices for the future

Please visit or E-mail Kelly Johnson in the Center for Academic Support (Lattimore 301-B) or the Career Center (Meliora 307), as well as your faculty advisor, during the process to address any questions or concerns.

Participant Reviews

Mukul Seth

"The impact on my career was immense. I was able to build a bridge between what I learned in school and different job aspects of [electrical engineering] in the industry. I was also able to learn time and resources management as well as team work while doing my industry practicum"

Tyler Brown

"The industry practicum experience provided me valuable real-life experience I would never have gotten in the labs or the classroom. I was better prepared to enter the workforce and now as a hiring manager, I see it as a competitive advantage when evaluating candidates." E-mail Tyler

Sample Participating Companies

  • Air Products
  • ALSTOM
  • Broadcom Corp
  • City Public Service
  • GE Aircraft Engines
  • GE Power Systems
  • General Electric
  • Harris RF
  • Head Counsel, Inc.
  • IBM Almaden
  • NASA Glenn Research
  • NASA
  • Nextel
  • Sun Microsystems
  • UR Clinical Trials
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