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Benefits for Students

What are the BENEFITS of SCALE for students?

Why would you apply: Benefits include access to a large number of open internship and career opportunities in your preferred technical areas with employers; participation in the SCALE community of practice; establishing stronger connections with employers who are still hiring in areas of strong national need; opportunities to engage in research during the academic year with faculty; opportunities to take special topics courses relevant to your preferred technical area; and also to engage in focused senior design projects.

(Community of Practice = network of connections between people identified by a shared interest, commitment, mission and competence.)

SCALE Community of Practice with students and faculty at SCALE partner universities includes:

  • Collective learning via virtual co-working across partner campuses
  • Opportunities to take special topics courses relevant to your preferred technical area
  • Inclusion in “Tech Talks” during summer months
  • Participate in focused senior design projects
  • Create multi-disciplinary research projects across universities and with partners
  • Conferences for students to present their work
  • On-campus recruitment via fairs, clubs, and other student activities

SCALE Community of Practice with government agencies and private industry partners includes benefits for students:

  • Internship placement at SCALE government and industry partners
  • Research project development, some sponsored design projects
  • Mentorship and open interactions (virtual or in-person) year round
  • Multiple career pathways with long-term demand
  • Develop technologies that benefit society
  • Collaborate with engineers around the US and the world
  • Work to foster international peace and security