At UW-Eau Claire, we talk a lot about high-impact practices — those experiences that add immeasurable learning growth potential to the undergraduate degree. They include collaborative research, study abroad, service-learning, and of course internships.
Blugold materials science and engineering students have interned at innovative area businesses like Cardinal Glass and Phillips Medisize Corp., and several of these internships have led to employment after graduation. Connor Richards, pictured above, a summer '16 intern for a major medical technologies company in the Chippewa Valley, has done the type of materials testing and processing that will help advance the company's products and his own expertise. Connor is able to do that work right here on campus at the Materials Science and Engineering Center, allowing that company to benefit from our advanced instrumentation.
An internship is a great start to a career in the field — that foot in the door can make all the difference. Students interested in applying for an internship should contact the program director.
Blugolds hiring Blugolds
This campus is dedicated to helping students find internships, and as it turns out, so are our alumni. Fellow Blugolds in business and industry across the country have become a part of a network of employers providing internship experience to our students each year. Alumni have a strong desire to keep the legacy of the UW-Eau Claire education strong by hiring one of their own.
Connect with alumni
Materials Science and Engineering students can log into Handshake to search available internships, as well as find tips for improving resume and interviewing skills. This Blugold network looks out for one another long after graduation.
Internships are a win-win scenario for Phillips-Medisize and UWEC. The student is exposed to real world manufacturing and medical device applications through analytical work, technical report writing, and root cause problem solving. Phillips-Medisize realizes benefits from gaining access to laboratory equipment, evaluating the talent of future graduates, and additional resources to tackle challenging problems.