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1 The MECOP Advantage

2 Engineer = Education + Experience

3 Universities: Oregon State University Portland State University Oregon Tech University of Portland MECOP Industry StudentsUniversities

4 CECOP – A Branch of MECOP  Employers are typically consultants and government agencies  Civil Engineering, Geomatics/Surveying

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6  Two six-month internships – a full year of real work experience  Internships are diverse with regard to industry and job requirements  Qualified mentor for each internship  Real projects in a real work environment  Return to school with a better association between what you are learning and your career

7  Pay target at 70% of salary of an entry level engineer  Potential to earn over $40,000 for both internships  Keep your college debt to a minimum Make your parents happy!

8  Heavy Manufacturing  Light Manufacturing  Electronics  Wood Products  Food Processing  Software Development  Utilities  Material Handling  Supply chain Management  Consulting Firms  Government Agencies  Construction Companies Opportunities are available in a variety of industries, including:

9  Intel, Boeing, Tektronix, Leatherman, Oracle, Vestas Americas, ON Semiconductor, Oregon Freeze Dry, Warn, and others  Multiple MECOP events with company representatives and recruiters  Tours of member companies  Access to a variety of seasoned engineers

10  CH2M Hill  David Evans & Associates  City of Portland  Washington County  Brown and Caldwell  City of Eugene  and others…  Multiple CECOP events with company representatives and recruiters  Tours of projects  Access to a variety of seasoned engineers

11 Over 75% of MECOP graduates work for one of the member companies!

12  Network with other MECOP and CECOP students and share internship experiences  Network with employer representatives to get first hand information on career choices and opportunities

13  Chemical Engineering  Civil Engineering (CECOP)  Computer Engineering  Computer Science  Electrical and Electronics Engineering  Environmental Engineering  Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering  Manufacturing Engineering Technology  Mechanical Engineering  Mechanical Engineering Technology  Surveying (CECOP)  Information Systems  Marketing  Project Management

14  Computer Engineering  Computer Science  Electrical Engineering  Mechanical Engineering  Civil Engineering (CECOP)

15  Computer Science  Manufacturing Engineering Technology  Mechanical Engineering  Mechanical Engineering Technology  Surveying (CECOP)

16  Computer Science  Mechanical Engineering

17  Learn team work and leadership through technical project work  Link school studies to real world applications  Develop effective industry work skills  Create one year of applicable work experience before graduating  Appropriate experience may be applied to licensure requirements

18  Apply at the end of your sophomore year. ◦ Interview with industry representatives. ◦ Selection is based on communication skills, leadership, GPA, and other criteria.  Work an internship during each of your third and fourth years.  A mentor is supplied for each student on an internship assignment.  Finish remaining schoolwork your fifth year.

19 You’ll gain:  One year of applicable engineering work experience with two distinctive Northwest companies  Exposure and connections to working engineers and more than 115 of the Northwest’s best engineering employers  “Insider” career choice knowledge  Maturity, confidence, enthusiasm, and a higher starting salary

20 It is the unique blend of industry’s active leadership, each university’s direct participation, and students who are selected for excellence that has made MECOP the best cooperative education program there is…period.

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