Gain practical experience before graduation with the Michigan Tech Cooperative Education Program. The co-op program is a joint venture between Michigan Tech, a selected employer, and you. Work assignments are related to your major field of study and are varied to provide a broad range of experience and training. Co-op students must complete the same academic program as nonparticipants, so you could defer graduation by as much as a full calendar year.
Internships are similar to co-ops except that the work is not necessarily applicable to the field in which you will receive your degree. Typically students intern over the summer.
Visit the Cooperative Education page for more details.