GET Fieldwork

The Global Engineering Track (GET) elective specialization requires completion of a 6+ week fieldwork experience, administered through the GET Fieldwork course (ENGI E4201).

Fieldwork Eligibility

GET Students can choose to do a summer internship in industry (in the US or globally), research/academic internship, or an industry project supervised by faculty in partnership with organizations/corporations.

 

All GET students must submit a Fieldwork Certification form.

This step should be completed as soon as possible after confirming your summer position. Your fieldwork must be certified prior to the start of the experience. Students planning to complete multiple fieldwork experiences should fill out a separate certification request for each experience.

 

Please remember, students must complete 18 credits towards their M.S. program prior to the start of the GET Fieldwork. You may review your eligibility on this chart.

 

The GET Team will begin reviewing fieldwork requests in late March though we recommend students submit their request as soon as possible. The GET Team requires 7-10 business days to review and process your fieldwork request. For F-1 visa holders, ISSO will require an additional 7-10 business days for processing. We will process CPT applications in the order they are received. We are not able to expedite individual requests; kindly remain patient.

Students who require work authorization must review the information below regarding CPT.

 

 

 

Apply for CPT

International students enrolled in GET who start their M.S. program in Fall A 2020, Fall B 2020 or Spring 2021 are all eligible to use CPT for an internship during Summer 2021.

If you are completing a summer internship, you must adhere to the following guidelines:

Using the Fieldwork Certification form, students must submit an official offer letter from the employer on the company's letterhead stating the following six items. The offer letter must contain all the items below in order to be processed. The following sample offer letter template may be shared with the employer to facilitate the process.

Offer letter requirements:

  1. Offer stated on official company letterhead.
  2. Contain a specific start date and an end date.
  3. Complete street address where the work will be performed. If the internship is to be conducted remotely, the employer must state this on the offer letter.
  4. Include the number of hours of work per week.
  5. Include a detailed description or list of position duties (as it relates to your program of study and its applications).
  6. Signed and dated by the employer.

The GET Team will not process the fieldwork request if any of the above items are missing.

 

As a reminder, prior to applying for CPT all GET students must complete the Fieldwork Certification form.

The GET Team will begin reviewing fieldwork requests in late March though we recommend students submit their request as soon as possible. The GET Team requires 7-10 business days to review and process your fieldwork request. For F-1 visa holders, ISSO will require an additional 7-10 business days for processing. We will process CPT applications in the order they are received. We are not able to expedite individual requests; kindly remain patient.

Graduate Career Placement

GET Students will work closely with their Career Placement Officer to secure fieldwork for the summer. The Graduate Career Placement website is also filled with useful information and resources to assist students.

International Students and Scholars Office

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