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
8 of over 130 companies which are MECOP members. View all companies.
A student can start focusing on the link between the classroom curriculum and the transition later on to a job.
My job is to provide on-site computer support while fielding a system upgrade to the Solidworks software package currently in use. The company got an employee that is knowledgeable in a field they needed and dedicated to the project without taking valuable staff away from projects they are better suited to and I got experience fielding a system, evaluating hardware and software upgrades, working with a team of busy professionals and planning and working to a deadline.
I am personally committed to this program because I have had the opportunity to work with MECOP interns, to hire graduates from the program, and see the difference they make. This is a powerful program.