In today's globalized wind energy job market, students who are exposed to a foreign language, participate in a study abroad program, or gain job experience through an internship with an international company are considered more marketable and competitive. Students will choose from the following global component options:
Complete an approved internship with an international company, either in the U.S. or abroad, related to the wind energy field. Two hundred hours of job related experience and a written report are required to earn 3 credit hours of internship credit. Internships should be completed during the student's junior or senior year of coursework. Instructor approval required.
Complete an approved study abroad experience through the International Cultural Center, a Texas Tech approved reciprocal exchange program, or faculty-led program. Students must enroll in and successfully complete 3-6 credit hours of coursework with a grade of C or better to satisfy the global component. Departmental consent required.