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College of Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Professional Practice Program with Industry or Governmental Organizations

The professional practice programs enable qualified students to obtain experiences related to their specific engineering discipline with selected employers while completing the requirements of their undergraduate degree. Students can participate in a five-session co-op, a three-session co-op or an internship program. International internships also are available through the Global Partners in Apprenticeship Learning (G-PAL) Program within the Professional Practice Program. OPP also offers the GEARE program, which combines domestic and international work experiences, a design project component and an opportunity to study abroad.

For more information on the Professional Practice Program, please visit  www.opp.purdue.edu.

GEARE Program

The Global Engineering Alliance for Research and Education (GEARE) program is designed to supplement the education of engineers so they are prepared to function immediately in the global workplace. Students in the program participate in an orientation program, including language and culture, one domestic internship, one subsequent international internship preferably at the same company, one semester of study abroad with fully transferable course credits and a one- to two-semester design team project with design teams that include students from international partner universities working on an industry-inspired project.

Interested students are encouraged to refer to the OPP website.