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Mankato-based FPX Commits $700,000 to Internship Program

Real-world experience provided in software testing and development.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 8-6-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Mankato-based data management provider FPX, LLC, recently committed more than $700,000 over the next two years to “Project FPX,” an internship program that provides students in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Computer Information Science Department real-world experience in the areas of software testing and development.

Project FPX began initially in August 2010, when FPX, LLC agreed to a three-year contract with Minnesota State Mankato, and the two-year extension reflects the success of the program for both students and FPX, LLC, said Michael Wells, director of Project FPX and a Computer Information Science Department faculty member.

Student interns in the program are paid $12 per hour and are given the opportunity to work 20 hours per week during the school year and 40 hours per week during the summer, all the while gaining valuable information systems experience. Work schedules are flexible, and priority is given to student class schedules.

“We are grateful to FPX for their continued commitment to this project,” said Wells. “It’s been very beneficial for students. All of the students who have had an FPX internship have received offers for full-time employment in software testing and development from various companies.”

For more information on Project FPX, contact Wells by phone at 507-389-6659 or by email at

FPX, LLC is headquartered in Mankato, Minn., with offices around the world. FPX technologies deliver the capabilities of the world’s most powerful rule-based data management and modeling engine from a remote, scalable and super-sized platform supporting the Configure-Price-Quote process and Sales Intelligence processes, across all sales channels.

With the capability to sift and select from millions of potential permutations surrounding complex product families, FPX combines product data, engineering configurations and “perfect quote” delivery. Built on the world’s first multi-tenant, cloud-based Configure-Price-Quote platform, FPX offers capabilities, speed-to-value and service unparalleled by either best-of-breed or one-stop enterprise solution providers.

Those who want more information on FPX people, products and services may visit the company website at

The Computer Information Science Department is part of Minnesota State Mankato’s College of Science, Engineering & Technology.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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