Dominican's engineering majors have several opportunities outside the classroom to explore their chosen field of study. There's the Math Club and a chapter of the national mathematics honor society, Kappa Mu Epsilon. There are also research and internships available through the Argonne National Lab and Fermilab.
Because of the intensity and specific nature of the dual-degree program requirements, students and prospective students must be willing to follow the prescribed program exactly.
To avoid wasting valuable time, students are urged to consult their academic advisor as early in their freshman year as possible, and regularly thereafter.
Students should also be aware that they must apply to the joint engineering program. Again, establishing a good rapport with your advisor can make all the difference in meeting the administrative demands of this challenging program.
Internships are an important part of a developing engineer’s training because they offer the chance to integrate classroom learning with practical, hands-on applications.
All dual-degree program students are strongly encouraged to complete at least one internship.
Students should consult Dominican’s Career Resources website for possible internship opportunities. As a technical school, IIT will also offer guidance and support during the internship selection process.
Here are some additional resources for technical internships and Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) opportunities:
National Science Foundation
Internship at Argonne National Laboratory
Internship at FermiLab
REU at Hope College