Internships and Co-op Experiences

The importance of internships and co-op education cannot be overemphasized. Data clearly shows that co-op experiences help students achieve greater employment opportunities and faster career progress as compared to the students who have not had any such exposure prior to graduation. Actual working experience in an industrial or a professional setting prior to graduation helps accomplish the following:

  • to provide the "real" world practical experience
  • to enhance one's educational experience by gaining more appreciation of the applied knowledge
  • to enhance oral and writing, and interpersonal skills
  • to gain appreciation of the industrial workplace
  • to assess the relevance of a career in chosen discipline to the student's long-term goals

Other tangible benefits include financial gain, enhanced full-time job opportunities, and a sense of contribution by engaging in a productive activity.

Internship and co-op participation is the student's choice; nonetheless it is very strongly recommended. The student can elect to do an internship for about three months (generally in the summer) or a co-op consisting of the summer and one semester (approximately 8 months). We strongly recommend that students do a summer internship, at a minimum, prior to graduation. For more information about internships, visit Miami's Career Services page dedicated to Computer Science and Software Engineering.

Twice per academic year, Miami has a Career day, where many companies visit Miami for recruiting purposes.  At these events, students are strongly encouraged to attend, with their resumes in hand, to meet company representatives and to apply to internship and co-op positions that interest them.   It is essential that students register with Miami's Career Placement Office to be eligible for interviews with companies during Career Day events.

It is essential that you register for CSE 320 (Professional Practice) when away on co-op/intern assignment. There is no charge for registering for CSE 320, since you register it for zero credit hours.  However, CSE 320 records your coop/internship experience on your transcript as well as retains your “enrolled status” for spring and fall. This also enables the Registrar’s Office to forward upcoming registration information to you while you are on assignment.

In the past two years our graduates have reported internships with the 163 different companies below.

3M Accenture Accugen Labs Adyard Air Force Institute of Technology AK Steel Alcatel-Lucent  Alcon Mechanical Alcon Tool Company Alfred H. Schütte GmbH & Co. Allied Machine and Engineering Amcor Flexibles American Axle and Manufacturing Amylin Pharmaceuticals Anheuser-Busch InBev ARRIS Arzel Zoning Technologies Associated Computer Experts Autocam Automotive Automated packaging systems Avery Dennison BASF BCC Distribution Beaver Visitec Internation Beckett Gas Belcan Corporation Bendix  Boston Scientific Building Engines Inc. CafeBellas Cardinal Health Cargill Cerner Cincinnati Incorporated Cincinnati Sub-Zero City of Hamilton Clarcor Industrial Air Clear Choice Lasik Center Cleveland Clinic Cloud Elements Consolidated Asset Management Services Continental Building Products Cummins, Inc Delphi Automotive DHL DNV GL Dr. Samuel Docena, MD Dr. Yoonjeong Hwang EASi  EDG Inc Eli Lilly E-Technologies Group Ethicon Exel FIDELITONE Fischer Homes GE Aviation GE Lighting GE Oil and Gas General Electric General Motors Gentex Gentex Corporation Georgia Pacific Global Tungsten and Powders Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Google GoSun Stove Graphic Packaging International Great American Insurance Group Harley-Davidson Honda Honda North America Humanetics Innovative Solutions Illinois Aviation Academy IMMI Imperial Electric Industrial Fluid Management Innovative Tactical Training Solutions Intelligrated International Paper Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. JBT Foodtech JP Morgan Chase Jumpmind Inc Kapco Kroger L brands Leftfield Pictures LendKey Liberty Mutual Insurance Group Lincoln Electric Marathon Petroleum Medtronic Inc Metalex mfg. MetoKote Miami University Molycorp Minerals MRI Software LLC. Murphy Compant Nalco Nationwide Nationwide Children's Hospital Nationwide Financial Nationwide Insurance Nestle Nordson Corporation Norma Group Northrop Grumman Norton Healthcare Ohio Attorney General's Office OmniSpear Paper Converting Machine Company Paycor Pcmc PHPK Technologies PNC Preferred Global Equipment Procter & Gamble Progressive Insurance Quiet Sunset, LLC R.P. Gatta Inc. Rehrig Pacific Rina System, LLC RockTenn Rosetta Rosetta Marketing Group Rovisys SCA Americas Schneider Electric Sherwin-Williams Simcoach Games Sirrus Inc. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory Snogen SOCHE Solenis Solution Street LLC SugarCreek Packing SunCoke Energy Swagelok Synchrony Financial Techmet Inc. Technifab, Inc. Textron The Chamberlain Group The J.M. Smucker Company The Walt Disney Company Time Warner Cable Turner Construction US Bank US Navy USMC VEGA Americas Vizion Solutions Volkswagen Group of America Wausau Paper WestRock Worthington Cylinders XLN Systems Yum! Brands Zimmer Biomet