OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

International Engineering Interns in Their Own Words: Past Interns Share their Stories and Their Wisdom with the Future

TitleInternational Engineering Interns in Their Own Words: Past Interns Share their Stories and Their Wisdom with the Future
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsVan Bossuyt, Douglas L.
Academic DepartmentMechanical Engineering
Thesis AdvisorZaworski, Dr. Joseph R.
Degreeof Arts in International Studies in Mechanical Engineering
Number of Pages113
Date Published06/2007
UniversityOregon State University
CityCorvallis
Thesis TypeUndergraduate
Keywordsengineering, International, Internship, Interview., Profile, Student
Abstract

Students participating in international engineering internships are still relatively rare. It is commonly held that more engineering students would choose to intern abroad if there were role models available, as there are in other disciplines. Profiles of past students, participants, and Alumni serve as role models to perspective students allows prospective students to step into the shoes of those who have gone before. Potential participants can then visualize themselves participating in a program, enrolling in a department, or attending a university. While student profiles exist in many departments and programs, Oregon State University has no profiles of students who have successfully completed an international engineering internship. This document analyzes existing profiles for effectiveness, develops recommendations for writing profiles, and provides several examples of interviews and the resulting profiles. Curriculum vitas are also included to serve as instructional templates for those in the future.