Computing and Information Technology
A Better Way to Learn

Introduction to CIT

Career Path

Courses for Majors

Courses for Support Students


Certificate Program

Internships for real-life experience
All Computing and Information Technology majors complete at least one semester-long internship at a local business, agency or research site. You might be involved in Web-site development, or in system implementation and maintenance. Your assignment may be as a project leader, or assisting an organization through a computer conversation by use of effective communication, training and change management.

Your internship is where you’ll gain the hands-on experience of what a working computer specialist does, with direction from an on-site mentor. You’ll also make career contacts you can use for jobs or additional experience. During your internship, you’ll meet regularly with a faculty instructor and other interns in a seminar at Alverno to discuss problems, reflect on experiences and celebrate advances.
Internships help students to:
  • begin shaping their own direction in the “real world” of their profession;
  • transfer learning from classroom to workplace;
  • sharpen abilities and skills;
  • translate the theories they have learned about their chosen profession into actual day-to-day practice;
  • focus more directly on what it means to be a professional in a specific discipline;
  • determine whether or not a particular career path appeals to them;
  • add the weight of professional experience to their resume;
  • make valuable professional contacts for future networking.
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