Welcome to Valley Industry Partnership (VIP) for Cooperative Education!

The VIP Program is a unique partnership between leading companies and the Lyles College of Engineering and developed to provide internship opportunities for qualified students of Junior Level Standing. 

Program Goals

The Valley Industry 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 rich, well rounded educational experience for students majoring in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial technology, and mechanical engineeringThis is done by providing the students an opportunity to work in a real-world environment.

This program is very similar to the internship programs found in other disciplines. Internship programs help give students hands-on professional team experience. This compliments the work that they do in the classroom by applying classroom knowledge professionally.


  • March 1st:  Applications available online for July - December internships
  • March 18:  VIP Recruitment Fair
  • March 25: Applications due to apply for VIP program
  • April 18 & 19:  Mock interviews
  • April: 25th & 26th: Interview and Selection Days


Students, to apply, click on button below

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If you are a company and would like to find out more about VIP opportunities, please contact: 

Walter Mizuno
Valley Industry Partnership Director
Phone: 559.278.5597
Email: walterm@mail.fresnostate.edu 

Member Companies

Allied Electric  Excelsior America Pelco
Automation Group Graphics Packaging International Performance Automation
Bay City Boiler Grundfos Pumps Pressed Juicery
Betts Company Gusmer Enterprises The Wonderful Company
B-K Lighting JBT FoodTech Serpa Packaging
BW Integrated Systems Leprino Foods Sierra IP Law, Inc.
Dynamic Controls Lyons Magnus Strategic Mechanical
E & J Gallo Winery MAF Industries US Farm Systems
Electric Motor Shop Pacific West Controls