Industry Partners are not only valuable but necessary to our School. They provide mentorship and internship opportunities for our students. There are a number of ways Industry Partners can invest in the future generation of engineers and computer scientists.
Engineering students at Pacific are required to complete 7.5 months of paid practical experience (co-op) prior to graduating. Co-op benefits the hiring industry partners in the following ways:
- Long-term recruitment vehicle
- Short-term source of valuable talent
- Connectedness with the University
- Constant infusion of the latest technology into their companies
For more information about Pacific's Co-op Program please contact, Calvin Chen, Director of Cooperative Education, at 209-946-3062 or by email at email@example.com. You can also visit the Cooperative Education website for more detailed information about our Co-op Program.
Industry partners interested in a much closer relationship with the University can participate in the Engineering Industry Fellowship program in which the University secures talented students local to the company to work for the company throughout their entire college career. EIF students are accepted into the program through rigorous screening based on leadership, success in academics, community involvement, and overall leadership abilities. The school guides the student to develop a personal curriculum plan that includes working for their EIF sponsor during academic terms, summers, and during their 7.5 month co-op term, depending on student availability. These students are able to perform at a higher and higher level of work each year. The company enjoys lower recruitment and training costs as they retain top tier talent who are often invited to join the company on a full-time basis upon graduation. Please visit our Engineering Industry Fellowship website for more information.
Master of Science Industry Fellowship (MSIF)
The strongest vehicle for permanent recruitment is the Master of Science Industry Fellowship. Masters students are generally stronger in the areas of interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills. These students are especially strong academically and bring a minimum of a year of completed graduate coursework with them. Also, most of these students will have technical work experience in the form of a co-op placement from their time as an undergraduate student. Lastly, these students are ready to join the employer as a full-time, entry-level hire at the completion of their MSIF placement.
For more information about the EIF or MSIF Programs please contact, Calvin Chen, Coordinator of Cooperative Education, at 209-946-3062 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The capstone senior design course and project is required for all graduating SOECS students. The project brings together multiple aspects of the curriculum, and also multiple aspects of a real-world working environment, such as teamwork, a budget, time constraints and pressure. Students work with their faculty advisors in identifying and choosing appropriate projects. Many of these projects require an industry mentor to provide mentorship, guidance and often times financial support for material costs for the project.
Considering an entry level hire? Would you like a graduate with experience? Pacific's Engineers graduate with a minimum of 7.5 months engineering experience and many have top leadership experience as well. To partner with us to employ tomorrow's engineers, contact Calvin Chen, Coordinator of Cooperative Education, at 209-946-3062 or by email at email@example.com. We are happy to facilitate interviews through our Career Resource Center.