Center for Entrepreneurship
The CFE is an innovation hub where the ideas, people, resources, and technology meet and create the future. We provide active-learning experiences to all students via ENTR classes and immersive programs designed to translate high-potential projects and ideas into the world. CFE fosters an entrepreneurial mindset by preparing you to identify opportunities, innovate, experiment, build relationships, manage risk, and persevere. You’ll learn to create and communicate via these constructs and become better prepared to lead teams that identify – then act to solve – impactful problems.
Talk to a human: firstname.lastname@example.org | 734-763-1021
Semesters Offered/Recommended: Year Round
Financial: Aid Available
The Cooperative (co-op) Education Program assists students in pursuing an optional program of work while studying in the College of Engineering. Students can find co-op positions independently or by using ECRC resources. A co-op search is the same as any other job search—students apply to organizations and then may be invited to interview.
Students in the co-op program are registered students at the University and will be enrolled in Engineering 400: Cooperative Education Engineering. The student’s co-op work semester(s) are entered on the transcript and become part of the student’s academic record. Co-op students do not receive credit – co-op is zero credit hours and you are not charged for credit hours, but will be charged a fee for enrollment. However, you are considered a full-time student, loans are deferred, email accounts remain open, etc.
Search for co-op opportunities by using the resources below:
Engineering Career Resource Center
Typical Co-op Assignments
A typical co-op assignment is eight months (May through December or January through August) of hands-on engineering experience that will allow you to use the skills you have learned in the classroom and apply those skills to actual engineering projects; you are part of an engineering team! It may only delay your graduation one or two semesters, and you will find the experience to be a wonderful asset when you start looking for full-time employment.
Students may enroll as early as the second semester of their first year. In order to enroll, students must have a GPA of 2.75 or higher. The co-op job duties must relate to the student’s major and students must work 30 to 40 hours per week for a minimum of 6 weeks. It is not available to students requiring CPT (please contact the ECRC for more details).
While working a co-op assignment, students are subject to the rules and regulations of the employer. Work assignments must be at least 30 hours per week for a minimum of six weeks. The employer will evaluate the student’s performance at the end of the co-op work term and forward the evaluation to the Engineering Career Resource Center. Co-op students are also required to complete and return an evaluation report of their learning experience to the ECRC.
Students interested in the co-op programs should visit the Engineering Career Resource Center website or contact the Engineering Career Resource Center co-op coordinator at email@example.com. Co-op students are registered in ENGR 400 while on a co-op work assignment; registration is by permission only and must be completed through the ECRC.
Engineering Career Resource Center
230 Chrysler Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109-2192
Phone: (734) 647-7160
Multidisciplinary Design Program
The Multidisciplinary Design Program provides team-based, “learn by doing” opportunities for 950+ students from across the University every year. With MDP, you can: apply what you learn in class to engineering design challenges; gain the technical and professional skills necessary to thrive in engineering research or professional settings; experience how people from multiple disciplines collaborate within a team.
Talk to a human: firstname.lastname@example.org | (734) 763-0818
Semesters Offered/Recommended: Fall/Winter terms. Some projects have summer work opportunities.
Financial: No Extra Fees, some Paid Experience (summer)
Tauber Institute for Global Operations
The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint venture between the University of Michigan’s business and engineering schools, and many industry partners to facilitate cross-disciplinary education in operations management. Well-designed and managed team projects form the cornerstone of the Tauber Institute experience, allowing students to apply their knowledge to real-world settings.
Talk to a human: email@example.com | (734) 763-8604
Semesters Offered/Recommended: Year-round
Financial: Scholarships available and paid internship
Technical Communication Program
The Program in Technical Communication prepares engineering students to communicate, lead, and innovate in an increasingly global and digital environment, ensuring that every Michigan Engineer has the communication skills necessary to succeed in their professional lives. Because it’s never just about the tech. Engineers need to share their solutions, motivate their team, persuade stakeholders, and work across their organization, all with the goal of solving complex, messy, and wicked problems. Through its courses, instruction, and mentorship, the TC Program empowers students to succeed in the complex communication responsibilities they will face in their future engineering careers. You’ll start learning tech comm skills in your ENGR-100 course, and continue throughout your four years in customized courses that integrate communication instruction within each engineering discipline.
Talk to a human: firstname.lastname@example.org | (734) 764-1427
Semesters Offered/Recommended: Fall and Winter
Financial: Technical Communication courses are woven into your Immersed academic experience, from your first ENGR-100 course to your senior capstone.