Welcome to the Office of Industrial Practice Programs
Industrial Practice Programs for the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science include undergraduate and graduate student participation in cooperative education, internships and curricular practical training.
Benefits of Participation
- Reduce Personnel Cost: Employers are exempt from state unemployment compensation taxes for students working on approved IPP assignments, and fringe benefits are offered at the employer's discretion.
- Reduced Recruiting Cost: The median recruitment cost for an IPP student is significantly lower than the cost of recruiting new, full-time, permanent, high-tech personnel obtained through traditional channels.
- Flexible Source of Personnel: IPP students are available on a part-time or full-time basis for semester-long assignments. Multiple semester commitments are encourged. Students on IPP assignments can free experienced personnel from entry-level workloads for the completion of more demanding responsibilities.
- Increased Recruitment Yields: We help you create a pool of trained and qualified personnel for permanent employment. Hiring an IPP graduate provides the participating company with a staff member with qualificaitons that have been evaluated against company standards and have been formally documented by in-house supervisors.