Internships & Co-Ops
Gain a competitive advantage in the job market by participating in internship and co-op experiences.
Students graduating with internships or co-ops on their resumes are more attractive to employers because they have demonstrated the ability to convert academic knowledge into practical experience.
According to the National Association of Colleges & Employers:
EMPLOYERS WHO SAID CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE IS A FACTOR IN HIRING DECISIONS
STUDENTS WITH A PAID INTERNSHIP THAT RECEIVED AT LEAST ONE JOB OFFER
INTERNS CONVERTED TO FULL-TIME POSITIONS WITHIN THE ORGANIZATION
Benefits of an internship or co-op:
What is the difference between a(n) ?
An Internship is a fixed term professional work experience offered by an employer to undergraduate or graduate students interested in a particular industry, career, or field of study. Both paid and unpaid internships can be completed over the summer or during the academic year and usually last up to 12 weeks. Internships can be full- or part-time.
A Co-Op is typically a full-time, paid position within a company or organization that spans over the course of multiple semesters. There will usually be more training and higher levels of responsibility than with an internship.
Get Course Credit
Register for ENGR 395 if you would like to receive technical elective credit while you are working in an internship/co-op. The course is graded Credit/No Credit and is 2 units during the fall/spring semesters and 1 unit during the summer session.
Qualifications for ENGR 395
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Provides funding for undergraduates to live and intern in Asia during the summer.Go to Asia
Other Int'l Experiences
Explore all of your overseas options offered by both USC and Viterbi.Go Global
Resource to help international students find an internship or co-op.h1visajobs.com
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