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 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 computer, electrical and mechanical engineering or industrial technology. 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 compliments the work that they do in the classroom by giving the classes a real context. 

IMPORTANT DATES AN DEADLINES FOR STUDENTS: 

 April 1: Applications due to apply for VIP program
• April 16: Interview and Selection Day

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STUDENT INFO

VIP FAQS

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
Email: byquiroz@mail.fresnostate.edu 

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Member Companies

Allied Electric  Excelsior America Performance Automation
Automation Group Gusmer Enterprises Pressed Juicery
Bay City Boiler Graphic Packaging International Producers
Betts Company JBT FoodTech The Wonderful Company
B-K Lighting Leprino Foods Serpa Packaging
BW Integrated Systems Lyons Magnus Sierra IP Law, Inc.
CertainTeed MAF Industries Strategic Mechanical, Inc.
Dynamc Controls Pacific West Controls US Farm Systems
E&J Gallo Winery Pelco Vitro Architectural Glass