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Engineering Internships on the Rise
With the recession fading, more government agencies and private-sector companies are hiring interns to help with projects and research. Competition, however, is tough; it’s best to start looking for internships as a freshman or sophomore and enlist the help of professors, teaching assistants, and other contacts.
Engineering students who do well at an internship interview may never need to go on a job interview. The former may clinch the later. At the University of Michigan, the Engineering Resource Center offers tips to students to help them secure an internship. Above all, students should try to find leadership roles within their school as well as within their major. Additional advice ranges from what to wear, to how to speak, to how to handle silverware a fancy restaurant.
A new federal internship program is helping wounded, ill or injured members of the U.S. military obtain solid work experience and career development skills while they recuperate in military hospitals.