Here are a few of the partnership opportunities for you to consider:
Experiential Learning – Co-ops, Internships
The College’s Co-op and Internship Program creates partnerships among students, the College, and employers by facilitating the development of institutionally supervised engineering related field experiences. These co-op and internship experiences further professional growth for the student, create an influx of the latest theoretical knowledge and technology to the employer, and serve as a primary tool for recruitment and career development. The close interaction of employer, student and the College enables our students to include professional experience in their engineering education, a primary goal of the College.
Engineering Career Connect
Engineering Professional Development is a comprehensive career services office within the College of Engineering that serves students and alumni of the College of Engineering. Professional staff members are available to help students--first year through graduate--acquire skills which will allow them to choose and attain personally rewarding careers, through exploration of career direction and the development of job search skills.
Ethnic Inclusion corporate partners use student scholarships as a way of identifying potential talent, informing students of career opportunities with the firm, and rewarding students who may have successfully performed a co-op experience, internship, or project. In many cases, scholarship recipients have committed to full-time employment with a company upon graduation.
Site Field Trips
Ethnic Inclusion corporate partners often host field trips for students and faculty. The experience provides College participants with first-hand knowledge of a variety of business and industrial environments. Trips usually last from a half-day to an entire day
Mentors for Students
The College has established close relationships with business leaders who are both alumni and non-alumni and have agreed to be available to mentor students about their careers.
Student Design Projects
In the increasingly competitive global market, the ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and projects is among the most important traits of emerging new engineers. In response to the need, The Program of Enhanced Design Experience was created. The Program for Enhanced Design Experience (PEDE) exposes students in a team-based setting to solve real-world industrial problems. The program is a joint effort between The University of Iowa College of Engineering and industrial firms to enhance the design experience of undergraduate students at The University of Iowa. The program goals are to expose senior undergraduate students to engineering design by having the students work closely with engineers from industry on a design for a product that is scheduled for production. In addition, the College and its departments provide shorter, several-week or semester-long senior design projects as well.
Corporate Guest Lectures, Seminars
Ethnic Inclusion partner executives are called upon frequently to present lectures and seminars to students and faculty in the College. The speaking events enable an exchange of ideas and a better understanding among students of the value of engineering and technology in a broad cross-section of industries. The College has a specially-designed Business Visitors Center to accommodate visiting Ethnic Inclusion executives as a place to prepare for class as well as a location to conduct business away from their corporate office.
Equipment, Gift-in-Kind Support
Many Ethnic Inclusion corporate partners often donate equipment and other gift-in-kind products and services that are used in the classroom and laboratories. This gives students an opportunity to experience equipment and products first-hand and keeps the College up to date on state-of-the-art tools used in business and industry.
Ethnic Inclusion Effort for Iowa Engineering
4133 Seamans Center for the Engineering Arts and Sciences
The University of Iowa, College of Engineering
Iowa City, IA 52242-1527
Director: Tonya Peeples