Most CIS majors take advantage of the tremendous
opportunities offered by the College's Internship Program. The twofold purpose of the
College's Intern Program is to give students practical, first-hand work experiences in
information systems and to provide employers with knowledgeable temporary (and potentially
For the student the objectives and benefits are:
Many companies that employ CIS graduates also employ interns.
Students can intern with organizations like Edward Jones, DST, The State of Missouri, and
Yellow Technologies. The jobs are real and the experiences are challenging. Sometimes both the
organization and intern are so pleased with the internship that the student returns as a
full-time employee upon graduation.
The length of an internship may vary from a summer, to a semester, to an entire year. This is dependent upon the requirements of the organization. Most employers request that students have completed at least one programming course; however, other firms will consider students with less course work, but who have demonstrated strong programming abilities.
Obtaining an internship is similar to obtaining a job. You must go through an interview process. Students interested in an internship should contact Mr. Harry Poynter in WDE1606.
Internships are great learning experiences. How else can you earn a paycheck by going to school?