ENGG 300: Enterprise Experience Project


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Hands-on experience with existing enterprises can create a valuable training and enrichment experience for students in the Thayer graduate programs. For this course, you will propose and arrange a paid or unpaid internship in an existing enterprise (industry, government, or other) in consultation with your faculty advisor prior to enrollment. Enrollment is concurrent with the internship and should be for a period of one quarter. At the end of the internship, you will make a presentation to the Thayer community that addresses the nature of the enterprise you were engaged in, the problem you were assigned, and the results and impact of your project. The purpose of the presentation is to share lessons learned from the experience with the Thayer community. The presentation will be accompanied by a short but complete written report. Neither the presentation nor report should contain confidential information of the enterprise.

Internship proposals require approval of the faculty advisor. The course is graded on a credit/no credit basis by the faculty advisor after completion of the report. Enrollment is open to M.S. and Ph.D. students that have completed at least three (3) quarters of program residency. Students may enroll in the course more than once, but students holding F-1 visas should consult with the Office of Visa and Immigration Services (OVIS).