Gaining work experience prior to obtaining a job is increasingly popular according to prospective employers. Students with paid or unpaid internship have a higher probability of getting good positions with technology companies.
The Department of Computer Science actively helps student obtain internship. During an internship, the student can learn more about the company while obtaining real-life work experience and soft skills. It gives the student an opportunity to put into practice the knowledge that has been gained in academic classes. Most of internships are paid. Majority of the students that have done internships have ended up being hired by the respective companies.
Our students have done and continue to do internships with companies such as the Pirates Baseball Club, UPMC, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Highjump Software, BNY Mellon, Quest Software, Ansaldo, to name a few.
Students should both request the internship advisor's approval, and seek for company's on your own that are willing to have an intern.
When requesting the internship supervisor for help in seeking an internship, please have the following supporting documents ready:
- A one-page resume in a Word file format with file name --resume.docx
- A completed specification sheet (spec sheet) in a Word file format with file name --spec.docx (you can get the template from hyperlink below)
- Type and semester for which internship is being sought
- Total number of credits
- Radius in miles the student is willing to commute to the internship
- Paid/unpaid internship