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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 or Senior 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 civil, computer, electrical, and mechanical engineering as well as construction management, industrial technology, and computer science. 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 complements the work that they do in the classroom by giving the classes a real context. 

Students, please visit the link on on the left of this page to learn more. 

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

Dr. Brissa Quiroz
Valley Industry Partnership Director
Phone: 559.278.5614
Fax: 559.278.6521

Tara Fry
VIP Student Assistant
Phone: 559.278.8240
Fax: 559.278.6521


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