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 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 rich, well rounded, educational experience for students majoring in computer, electrical and mechanical engineering or industrial technology. This 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 to give students a more an inside look on the demands of the profession while also being considered a part of the team. This compliments the work that they do in the classroom by giving the classes a real context. 


  •  October 9, 10 - 11 AM:  Q & A Session for new applicants
  •  October 22: Applications due to apply for VIP program
  •  November 5: Interview and Selection Day


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 Performance Automation
Automation Group Gusmer Enterprises Pressed Juicery
Bay City Boiler Graphic Packaging International The Wonderful Company
Betts Company JBT FoodTech Serpa Packaging
B-K Lighting Leprino Foods Sierra IP Law, Inc.
BW Integrated Systems Lyons Magnus Strategic Mechanical
CertainTeed MAF Industries US Farm Systems
Dynamc Controls Pacific West Controls  
E&J Gallo Winery Pelco