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Welcome to VIP

On behalf of the Valley Industry Partnership for Cooperative Education (VIP) Program, I would like to thank you for visiting our website. The VIP Program is a unique partnership between leading companies and the Lyles College of Engineering to provide internship opportunities for qualified students of Junior or Senior Level Standing. Whether you are a potential intern or a company wanting to find out more about the opportunities of this program, please access the links in the left column to learn more.

Walter Mizuno 
Valley Industry Partnership Director
Phone: (559) 278 - 5597
Fax: (559) 278 - 6521


Amber Hayter
VIP Student Assistant
Phone: (559) 278 - 8240
Fax: (559) 278 - 6521

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 richer, more well rounded, educational experience for engineering students.  This is done by giving the students an opportunity to work in a real-world engineering environment.

This program is very similar to the internship programs that you find in other disciplines.  Internship programs help to give students a more focused outlook on what the demands of the profession are in the "real" world.  This complements the work that they do in the classroom by giving the classes a real context.