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Valley Industry Partnership

Welcome to Valley Industry Partnership (VIP) for Cooperative Education!

The VIP Program is a unique partnership between leading companies and the Lyles College of Engineering and developed to provide internship opportunities for qualified students of Junior Level Standing. 

Program Goals

The Valley Industry Partnership was formed as a cooperative effort between Fresno State and a number of local companies. The main goal of the program is to provide a rich, well rounded educational experience for students majoring in computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, industrial technology, and mechanical engineeringThis is done by providing the students an opportunity to work in a real-world environment.

This program is very similar to the internship programs found in other disciplines. Internship programs help give students hands-on professional team experience. This compliments the work that they do in the classroom by applying classroom knowledge professionally.


  • March 1st:  Applications available online for July - December internships
  • March 18:  VIP Recruitment Fair
  • March 25: Applications due to apply for VIP program
  • April 18 & 19:  Mock interviews
  • April: 25th & 26th: Interview and Selection Days


Students, to apply click on button below

Apply VIP




If you are a company and would like to find out more about VIP opportunities, please contact: 

Walter Mizuno
Valley Industry Partnership Director
Phone: 559.278.5597

Member Companies



Member Companies

Allied Electric 

Automation Group

Bay City Boiler

Betts Company

B-K Lighting

BW Integrated Systems


Dynamic Controls

E&J Gallo Winery

Excelsior America

Gusmer Enterprises

Graphic Packaging International

JBT FoodTech

Leprino Foods

Lyons Magnus

MAF Industries

Pacific West Controls


Performance Automation

Pressed Juicery


The Wonderful Company

Serpa Packaging

Sierra IP Law, PC

Strategic Mechanical, Inc.

US Farm Systems

Vitro Architectural Glass