University Honors Program

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Honors Internship Credit:

In support of Cal Poly's "learn by doing" mission, we encourage Honors students to gain practical work experience in their chosen field before graduating.  Many of our students take advantage of the opportunity to earn Honors credit for quarter-long internships and summer work experiences.  Those participating strongly agree the experience has enriched their education at Cal Poly and provided them with a new perspective in the classroom.  The Honors Program is working to build a network where students can share their internship experiences and connect with others in the Honors community. 

Student Perspectives:

"Through this internship I gained insight into what it takes to work in an occupational field like probation, and my interest was sparked regarding pursuit of similar law-enforcement related employment, a career pathway I had limited knowledge of previously. As Cal Poly and the Honors Program both stress the importance of learning by doing, it is hands on experiences like this internship that make the education we gain from this institution so valuable and applicable to our everyday interpersonal interactions."

-Carolin Fan, SLO Probation Department


"The Ernst & Young experience was fantastic, overall! I felt very prepared for the internship from Cal Poly projects, and I exceeded their expectations. I was offered a full-time job when I graduate... Cal Poly is one of the top ten priority schools that the firm recruits from in California. The overall experience was fantastic and gave me a lot of confidence for my senior year."

-David Larsen, Ernst & Young

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Recent Student Internships:

  • Ames Research Center-NASA
  • EDA Architects
  • Central Coast Regional Water Quality Board
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • National marine Mammal Foundation
  • Cisco Systems
  • GSE Construction
  • San Diego Zoo Institute
  • San Luis Obispo Probation Department
  • Cazden Electric
  • HOK Architecture
  • Friends of Hearst Castle
  • Unibui
  • Ernst & Young
  • Lockheed Martin Space Systems
  • Automated Solutions Group
  • CST Construction
  • Insitu
  • CBS News, Los Angeles
  • John Muir Medical Center
  • City of Long Beach Public Works
  • Adobe Systems
  • Colliers International
  • Oakley
  • Mackenzie
  • Northrup Grumman
  • General Atomics
  • Army Research Lab
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • Eli Lilly & Company
  • PWC
  • Jeff Shelton Architect
  • Micron Technology Inc.
  • Creeklands
  • Curiodyssey
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Apple




















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