The graduate and undergraduate internship courses follow the same general format. An instructor is assigned to each course and will stay in contact with both the student and the internship supervisor throughout the term. They are available for any questions you may have throughout the term.
In addition to your 10 hours “on the job” each week, the following coursework is required:
Journal entries: At the end of each unit, you will summarize/reflect upon your daily experiences in one weekly journal entry. The journal posts focus on what you accomplished during your internship that week. These replace the typical discussion boards.
Mandatory meetings: Each intern has two mandatory meetings per week. One is a weekly department meeting for the chosen career path in IT. The second is a weekly All Hands on Deck (AHoD) meeting with all of the interns within the program.
LinkedIn profile: We work closely with Career Services to prepare you to market yourself. During this course, you'll develop a LinkedIn profile to demonstrate knowledge gained throughout the degree plan.
Research/experiential project: There is one research or experiential project developed throughout each course. The goal is to identify a process improvement topic at the internship site and research a set of solutions. For instance, network administration students have researched solutions for disaster recovery and cloud storage for data archives.
Intern alumni options: Interns successfully completing the internships can join the Graduate Information Technology Association (GITA) and remain as mentors or consultants. The alumni support new interns on a more granular level.