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The IEP recruits and educates high quality, highly motivated young students, who are willing to devote an extra year to their undergraduate engineering program in order to complete a second degree in a foreign language as well internships and study abroad.
The IEP graduates highly talented, highly sought-after engineers each year who are bilingual and cross-culturally competent, and who have completed at least six-months of practical training abroad.
IEP partners support and collaborate with the IEP faculty by:
The IEP welcomes contact with global companies, and is happy to enter into discussion with you. There is no single formula for collaboration, so mutual visits between your company and the IEP are likely to lead to a special form of collaboration. Feel free to send an e-mail or call IEP Executive Director Sigrid Berka to explore opportunities.
Create International Internship Opportunities
Since the IEP sends approximately 40 students per year to six-month international engineering internships, company partners typically begin their relationship with the IEP by creating internships abroad. IEP internships are full-time professional engineering experiences conducted in the language of the host company. Companies provide a meaningful engineering experience, a mentor, housing, and a subsistence stipend. The IEP also places many students in domestic summer internships after the sophomore year. This enables companies and students to get to know each other, and to have a good internship experience before going to the company's facility abroad. In this way, students will have worked for a given company at least twice before graduation. Many companies see this as an efficient and cost-effective long-term recruitment strategy. For more information on the IEP internship program, see our Internships & Study Abroad section.
Become a Sponsoring Partner of the IEP
Because of the uniqueness and complexity of the IEP, its budget surpasses the ability of the University to support all of its needs. Consequently, many IEP partners participate in an annual giving campaign to underwrite both programmatic and student scholarship needs. The most active IEP sponsors are frequent visitors to the IEP House, where they can present information about themselves and their companies, and meet with students close to their internships or close to graduation.
Participate in the Annual Colloquium
Each year the IEP sponsors the Annual Colloquium on International Engineering Education, which brings educators together with members of the private and public sectors to discuss and explore issues related to engineering education for a global society. This is a great opportunity for companies to offer input and to interact with key American universities addressing these matters.
Consider Membership on the IEP Advisory Board
The IEP Advisory Board is currently made up of IEP supporters from North America and Europe, generally at the corporate executive level, who are committed to the goals and ideals of the IEP, who donate annually to the IEP, and who are prepared to work with the IEP in an advisory capacity. The Board usually meets once per year, either in Kingston, or at an international location.
"As a leading, global industrial technology company, we need technically adept and multi-lingual engineers with a global mindset. Over the last decade we hired several engineers from the IEP for our global locations. Through its unique mission of combining engineering and multi-cultural education, the IEP is helping Sensata develop the workforce it needs to serve its customers worldwide."
--Tom Wroe, CEO of Sensata Technologies Inc.