Learning Beyond the Classroom
The Department of Electrical Engineering places a strong emphasis on “hands-on” learning, both in and out of the classroom. By graduation, over 90% of our graduates have worked in a technical job in industry.
The department has a very active co-operative education program. Among the advantages of co-op are a greater understanding of opportunities for EEs, and the increased likelihood of job offers upon graduation because of strong resumes reflecting work experience.
- Students pursue a five-year program that includes two nine-month paid (typically $16-$18/hour) full-time assignments in an industry setting.
- Some students focus on graduating in four years; most of them are able to find a summer position in a technical company, often between junior and senior years.
Raytheon and National Grid are examples of locations where our cooperative education students work full-time.