MECOP Internships

Students are selected into the program through two screening processes. First, they are screened academically after their sophomore year. This is primarily an effort to ensure that students are academically qualified to take upper-division courses. A second screening takes place through an interview process during which MECOP company representatives interview the students applying for the program. The goal of this screening is to make every effort to insure that the students are qualified and ready for future internship placement.

Benefits of Joining the Program


Working as a process engineer intern for Tektronix, Inc. has been an incredible experience. In a broad sense, I assist in maintaining and improving the manufacturing flow for several of our main product lines. Most of my key projects reflect Tektronix™ relatively recent surge to transition into a completely lean manufacturing environment. Largely, this involves turning our traditional manufacturing lines into lean cells process centered around removing as much waste as possible in the forms of excess motion, inventory, transportation and more. As my projects wrap up, it is a great feeling to see something I've worked so hard on become a reality and to see how my decisions affect a real work environment - something a classroom can't provide. In addition, my internship has provided the unique opportunity to develop a better work ethic, understand company and business culture, and learn to interact with people from a wide range of backgrounds. In this sense, MECOP is an irreplaceable experience that helps develop the most important attributes of an excellent worker.

Hillary Shoop, Intern
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