Computer Science Special Opportunities
The importance of internships in a student’s undergraduate degree cannot be overstated. The faculty members of the department have always worked to help students locate and succeed in various internship opportunities.
Why Complete an Internship?
Internships should be considered as a learning experience that students could use to further improve their education while providing valuable employment skills. Some of the benefits of an internship can include:
- Real World Experience: Joining a company as an intern provides the opportunity to work hands on in a professional environment.
- Networking: Internships often provide the opportunity to attend meetings and events. By interacting with professionals, students gain new connections and learn how to communicate in a professional environment.
- Resume Builder: Internships are key to building experience as a student or recent graduate. Employers are much more likely to hire someone with internships and work experience rather than someone with a generic resume, lacking experience.
- Time Management: As an intern, time management will become an important skill to master. When working in a fast-paced professional environment, every minute counts.
- Career Foundation: Internships provide the building blocks needed, and can help set the foundation, for a future career.
The CISC Clubhouse is a multipurpose facility. It is a lab filled with powerful computers for students in advanced courses or working on special projects, a 3D printer for student use, and a vintage arcade cabinet that runs hundreds of classic arcade and console games (great to relax a little). It is also a comfortable place for students in the computer science major to hang out; there is a good reason that students immediately named the facility the Clubhouse.
The Clubhouse is truly a student-centered space, it is intended for both work and social activities. The computers used in the clubhouse are designed and built by CISC students in Prof. Howard Lichtman‘s PC Systems course.
COMPUTER SCIENCE CLUB
The students in the CISC department wanted to share their love of technology with the entire campus community, so they created the Computer Science Club. The club is an officially sanctioned student senate campus club that is opened to students in any major.
Some of the activities of the club include: tutoring and homework assistance for computer science classes; information sessions and guest speakers on various technologies; planning trips to computer-related events and conferences; annual LAN Party – food, prizes, and games!
The computer science department’s MSDNAA (Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance) Program allows students in our Department to have, free of charge, any Microsoft operating system or development tool, including beta versions. This means, for example, that you can download and install the latest versions of MS Windows and MS Visual Studio on your computer completely free.