MECOP is an internship program designed to enhance and expand industry driven internships in cooperation with Oregon universities. Our objective is to provide the highest quality interns for northwest industries and applicable real-world work experience for students.
Unique among cooperative programs, the Multiple Engineering Cooperative Program and the Civil Engineering Cooperative Program (MECOP and CECOP), currently used by multiple Oregon universities, demonstrates the power of an effective business/education partnership. The source of strength for these programs is the imaginative ideas they are founded upon: support by a voluntary annual assessment on member companies; insisting upon a high order of industry interaction with the university and its students; and continual improvement as the university adjusts its curriculum on recommendations made by the industry partners.Read More
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My name is Colby Fleck and I work as a CECOP Intern for the Transportation Division of the City of Springfield Public Works Department. As an intern, I have a variety of tasks in my regular workload. My duties include performing intersection turn counts and ADT tube counts, updating Transportation Division maps and as-builts as needed, reviewing encroachment permits, issuing work-orders, handling civilian service requests, utilizing crash data and signal timing data, in conjunction with traffic-specific software, to analyze safety and efficiency of signalized intersections throughout Springfield, managing small projects, reviewing public improvement projects to ensure lighting, signage, si...
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I work for the industrial winch and hoist division of WARN Industries, as a design engineer. My project involves redesigning and updating the industrial winch product catalogue and manual. I've been involved in numerous tests to confirm the quality of winch products, worked hands on to build prototype parts, and developed my skills and working knowledge of CAD programs. This experience will give me the working knowledge I need to find a great job when I graduate.