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Foxconn Has Immediate Opportunities For UWM College Of Engineering & Applied Science Students

In June, 2018, Foxconn partnered with UWM to pilot their first international co-op program in Wisconsin. Foxconn seeks engineers and computer scientists as they launch the first liquid crystal display (LCD) manufacturing facility in North America, located south of Milwaukee in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. It is the only Foxconn facility of its kind globally located outside of Asia. When completed, it will become one of the largest manufacturing campuses in the world.

Who Foxconn Is

Foxconn is the global leader in manufacturing services for the computer, communication and consumer electronics (3C) industry – championing innovation that touches the daily lives of people around the world. Headquartered in Taiwan, Foxconn helps build products for many of the leading U.S. and international brands and household names in electronics. Foxconn also contributes to the development of a vibrant global AI 8K-5G ecosystem, which is supported by the company’s vertically integrated “silicon to solution” portfolio and supply chain, to deliver intelligent display technology and solutions for use in all aspects of smart lives.

Foxconn generated total annual revenue of $158 billion in 2017 and was ranked 24 in Fortune 500 in 2018.

Foxconn also is a leader in research and development, focusing on fields of nanotechnology, heat transfer, wireless connectivity, material sciences, and green manufacturing process. The company has several research centers and testing laboratories and has received more than 55,000 patents worldwide.

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What Foxconn is Looking For

They seek engineers and computer scientists who:

  • Show an aptitude to learn new processes and implement them.
  • Possess a positive and optimistic attitude and sense of ownership and responsibility.
  • Display the ability to effectively work in a dynamic and high tempo environment.
  • Communicate effectively both in a matrixed and functional setting.
  • Show proficiency with Microsoft suite software.

Co-op, Internship & Employment Opportunities

International Co-op

Choose this option if you’re willing to make a commitment to travel abroad and want to establish a deeper understanding of and relationship with Foxconn Technology Group.

Hear from UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science students Elliott and Kathryn about their experience in Taiwan.

As a student, you will spend time briefly in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, before going overseas. After arriving in Taiwan, you’ll begin your co-op program in a six-week academic learning environment at Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU) Chung Li, Taoyuan County, Taiwan, and experience cultural learning activities to facilitate your transition. CYCU was ranked first among all private universities in Taiwan by the Top Employers’ Favorite University Graduates’ Survey for the past two years and ranked first among all private universities in Taiwan by the Employers’ Favorite University Graduates’ Survey in 2017 (as measured by 1111 Job Bank).

UWM students on Sun Moon Lake cultural excursion, Taipei (left). Taipei 101, the tallest building in Taiwan (center). Foxconn facility in Taiwan (right).

You’ll also have the opportunity to create independent study projects that will culminate in a presentation and paper, and work on practically oriented applied research projects in preparation for your upcoming co-op with Foxconn. You’ll then transition to a Foxconn facility, where you’ll spend time working on hands-on applications.

February – June, 2019


  • Gain hands-on engineering experience with Foxconn, a global leader in manufacturing services for the computer, communication and consumer electronics (3C) industry.
  • Earn a salary. After expenses, you’ll earn over $10,000. Foxconn will pay for your airfare, transportation, and hotel expenses.
  • Earn one UWM co-op course credit and up to 6 UWM independent transfer credits.
  • Get international engineering experience.
  • Receive Chinese language and culture training in Taiwan.
  • You’ll share the experience with other UWM students; the goal is a 15-person cohort.
  • Explore Taipei—a truly progressive city.

Who is eligible to apply? Students enrolled in UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science with a minimum of 57 credits (preferred) completed by the end of the fall 2018 semester and a 2.5 grade point average in major. Candidates must be U.S. citizens.

How to apply? Register at the link below; after clicking on the “JOIN FOXCONN’S TALENT COMMUNITY” button, put “International Co-Op” into the Foxconn search bar. When you apply, you’ll need to submit your resume and transcript.

Deadline to apply: October 5, 2018

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Full-Time Employment

Visit for specific full-time employment opportunities. You can also meet with a Foxconn representative at one of the in-person opportunities below.

Join Foxconn’s talent community

Learn More

Foxconn Day at UWM

September 17, 2018, 9 am – 5pm, UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room.
Students who attend have a chance to win one of five 42″ TVs!

UWM Foxconn Pizza Dinner for UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science Students

September 20, 2018, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm, EMS E250.

UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science Industry Expo

September 28, 10 am – 2 pm
UWM Student Union, Wisconsin Room


Juli Pickering
Director, UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science Career Services

Program FAQs

Do I need a passport when I apply for the Foxconn International Engineering Co-op Program?
A passport is not needed to apply for the program. A passport will be needed before travel to Taiwan in February 2019.
If I complete the International Engineering Co-op and Foxconn wants to hire me, would I work in Wisconsin?
While in Taiwan, you’ll gain the skillset for the work you could potentially be hired for in Wisconsin.
What kinds of engineers are you looking for?
Foxconn seeks all engineering and computer science disciplines.
What are my out-of-pocket costs for the International Engineering Co-op program?
Student out-of-pocket costs for the International Engineering Co-op are estimated to be $3,000 USD. The cost for airfare, tuition, and housing will be paid for through the agreement between Foxconn, UWM and CYCU. The stipend the students receive from Foxconn will more than offset these out-of-pocket costs.
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