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DEPARTMENT OF Electrical and computer ENGINEERING

Take a break from your books.

Studying and taking tests is important, but so is going beyond the classroom to maximize your college experience. Check out the options you have to make the most of your time at Purdue Fort Wayne.

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Jobs, internships, and Cooperative Education

For some extra spending cash.

Companies ECE students have interned or did co-op in the past:

Regal Rexnord (Regal BeLoit), Franklin Electric, AccuTemp, PHD, Ultra Electronics, QSC (Attero Tech), Niderc, Steel Dynamics, Sortera Alloys, API Alliances, General Dynamics, DavAus, General Motors, John Deers, BAE Systems, etc.

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job on campus or a full-time job after graduation, we have lots of options.

Find a Job

Internships come in two flavors: paid and unpaid. Please note, if you’re interested in a cooperative education, also referred to as a co-op, position, you must be preapprovedCheck out what’s available now, and look back often for more opportunities.

Find an Internship or Co-op

Student Organizations


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Focused on your career.

By joining this chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, you’ll have access to all IEEE technical societies, publications, and services at a discounted rate. You’ll also get to network with your fellow engineering Mastodons.

Society of Women Engineers

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Support and encouragement for women engineers.

Meet, support, and encourage other women engineers while you take part in annual activities.
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Living Learning Community

Live with the engineering Herd.

Make connections and live with those who share your passion of engineering by joining our living learning community. You’ll get to make unforgettable memories with your fellow engineering Mastodons, collaborate together, and forge lifelong friendships. 

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Study Abroad

Let the world be your classroom.

Your college experience is special—and uniquely yours. Imagine enhancing it by taking your studies overseas. Living and learning in a different country will foster both your independence and your personal development. Through this experience, and the knowledge you’ll gain living like a local, you’ll emerge with a new perspective.