Program Participation Requirements

The following is a general summary of what will be required of you once you get into the program. Instructions for this will also be included in your acceptance letter.

Freshman and Sophomore Year (Pre-Select Students Only)

  • Attend MECOP Fall Event in freshman and sophomore years
  • During the spring of your sophomore year at your university, complete and submit Preselect Status Review Form (on MECOP's website).
    • An email will be sent to the address you applied with as a reminder.
    • Keep your email address, phone # and street address updated with the MECOP Office.
    • Follow all other requirements listed in your MECOP acceptance letter.

Your first year as an intern

This normally occurs during your first year of upper division courses (junior year). Requirements during your first year as an intern include:

  • Attend and Complete the MECOP 407 Seminar for your discipline during fall term.
  • Attend Fall Event
  • Complete Junior Placement Profile
    • This is a standardized profile you will create on the website
  • Attend placement interviews
    • Note: Acceptance for your internship is not guaranteed. The amount of positions available in each member company varies each year and as such there won't always be enough positions for all students. Therefore these interviews are competitive in nature so take them seriously.
  • Begin first internship
  • Complete midterm appraisals
  • Create, present to company and submit internship PowerPoint presentation
  • Create and submit internship written report
  • Complete final appraisals

Your second year as an intern

This normally occurs during your second year of upper division courses (senior year). Requirements during your second year as an intern include:

  • Attend Fall Event
  • Present internship PowerPoint presentation in 407 Seminar (If selected as a presenter)
  • Complete Senior Placement Profile
    • This is a standardized profile you will create on the website
  • Attend Placement Interviews
    • Note: Acceptance for your internship is not guaranteed. The amount of positions available in each member company varies each year and as such there won't always be enough positions for all students. Therefore these interviews are competitive in nature so take them seriously.
  • Begin Second Internship
  • Complete Midterm Appraisals
  • Create, present to company and submit internship PowerPoint presentation
  • Create and submit Internship Written Report
  • Complete Final Appraisals

After your last internship

  • Attend Fall Event as a program graduate (listed in MECOP as "Graduating Senior")
  • Present internship PowerPoint presentation in 407 Seminar (If selected as a presenter)
  • Complete Graduating Senior Employment Profile (profile created on website)
    • This step is critical as it informs industry members in the MECOP program of your availability to be hired. Many of our industry members hire interns straight out of the program.

Note: Students accepted into MECOP are expected to complete the entire program.