Prior to actually going out and working in the internship, there are several requirements:
Training Site Selection
In order to have an orderly
and manageable internship program, the following procedure will be
followed. Any changes to this procedure will be approved by the
faculty coordinator prior to any employer contact. The Welding
Engineering faculty have attempted to identify companies throughout
the country that have expressed a desire to work on our Internship
program. A number of companies have indicated that they would like
to hire a summer intern. The process of matching students to
employers will be based primarily on two criteria:
Based on the above information,
the students will be submitted to a company for consideration. Your
name may be submitted with one or two other students also. At this
point it will be up to you to mail a typed Resume' and letter of
introduction to the company for its consideration. Then at the
company's discretion, they will call the student or students in for
an interview and make their selection.
This system allows Ferris to have some control over student placement, and yet allows the company to choose the best match for its needs. If you have a specific company you desire to do your internship with, it is up to you to contact the company. If the company expresses an interest, you must notify the faculty advisor and he will visit the company to see if it meets with our internship objectives.
This process is identical to what you will experience upon seeking permanent employment prior to graduation. It is a competitive process and it benefits the student to be well prepared.