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Welcome to VIP

On behalf of the Valley Industry Partnership for Cooperative Education (VIP) Program, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. The VIP Program is a unique partnership between leading companies and the Lyles College of Engineering to provide internship opportunities for qualified students of Junior or Senior Level Standing. Whether you are a potential intern or a company wanting to find out more about the opportunities of this program, please access the links in the left column to learn more.

Dr. Brissa Quiroz
Valley Industry Partnership Director
Phone: (559) 278 - 5614
Fax: (559) 278 - 6521

Amber Hayter
VIP Student Assistant
Phone: (559) 278 - 8240
Fax: (559) 278 - 6521

Program Goals

The Valley Industrial Partnership was formed as a cooperative effort between Fresno State and a number of local companies.  The main goal of the program is to provide a richer, more well rounded, educational experience for engineering students.  This is done by giving the students an opportunity to work in a real-world engineering environment.

This program is very similar to the internship programs that you find in other disciplines.  Internship programs help to give students a more focused outlook on what the demands of the profession are in the "real" world.  This complements the work that they do in the classroom by giving the classes a real context.