Internships and Course Credit
We encourage all of our students to experience at least one summer internship before they graduate. Internships in computer science are paid, and allow the student to gain hands-on experience in the field through a mentor.
Internships are competitive, and should be applied for by the student. Students should attend the Career Fairs each semester to hand out resumes and meet recruiters from local companies.
Students can take a 1-credit internship experience course during their internship. This course links the student to a faculty member in addition to their company mentor to help connect the internship experience to classroom experience.
An alternative to a summer internship that also increases a student’s knowledge about computer science is summer research.
A Successful Job Search
The Computer Science department maintains a listing of jobs and internships as a service to its undergraduate students and alumni. Positions and career assistance are also provided by the Career Center. Faculty can help students with questions, and career assistance is also provided by the Career Center. Students are encouraged to attend the resume and professionalism workshops held throughout the academic year.
Graduates Go Many Places
Graduates from our department pursue many different careers, including in government, large companies, and small startups. A number of graduates also pursue a PhD to become researchers and faculty. Some examples of employers for jobs and internships:
• Northrop Grumman
• General Electric
• Booz Allen Hamilton
• National Institute of Standards and Technology
• RDA Corporation