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					             Hands-on Experience for
            A Head Start on Your Career


Fall 2008
Co-ops:                       Internships:
 A full semester in length       Usually summers only

 Paid                            Sometimes paid

 Worth academic credit           No academic credit


 Career-related, hands-on        May not be directly
  experience                       related to career
 Academic program
   Undergrad (UN3002)=1 or 2 credits
   Graduate (UN5000)=1 to 6 credits




 Gain paid, career-related experience
   Evaluated by your work supervisor
   You evaluate the employer & experience
   Write a technical report
   Receive a grade from academic department
                    Undergraduates
 Good social & academic standing (2.2 GPA) in
  addition to the following:
 Must have completed freshman year (29 credits)

 International students must have completed 2
  consecutive semesters in the U.S.

 Transfer students must have completed one semester
  at MTU
                Graduates

 3.0 GPA or higher
 Completing one semester at Tech
 Permission of academic advisor
 Obtain authorization from IPS if appropriate
 Valuable career-related experience
 Job-search skills
 Professional development
 Apply studies to “real world problems”
 Excellent wages
     2006-2007 sophomores $15.56/hour
                 juniors $15.98/hour
 Full-time job opportunities
 Higher starting salary potential
 Employers expect to see on resume
   Active, full-time student
    NOTE:
    Financial Aid will NOT cover co-op credits in most cases


   Maintain health insurance under parent/guardian

   Student Loan deferment
 4 1/2 to 5 years to complete degree

 Additional costs: wardrobe, car, housing

 Social disruption

 Housing contracts
   Get resume/interview assistance at the Career
    Center

   Upload your resume and cover letter, and search
    for co-op opportunities on NACElink

   Apply to opportunities

   Interview with companies at MTU, or make your
    own contacts
   Polaris Industries      Kohler Company
   Dow Chemical Co.        Faurecia
   G.E. Aviation           Ford Motor Co.
   Greenheck Fan           Mercury Marine
   Terex Handlers          General Motors
   Caterpillar             Bemis
   Kiewit                  Harley-Davidson
   Bechtel                 U.S. Steel
   Toyota                  Kimberly-Clark
     Visit the Co-op web pages at
http://www.career.mtu.edu/coop/futurestudents.php

    Learn more about:
     Co-op checklist and process for registering
     View “Before You Go” presentation
     Responsibilities during your co-op
     Responsibilities after your co-op

				
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