Welcome from the Internship Director
Welcome to the Integrated Information Technology (iIT) program! You are in for an exciting time as you pursue a degree in a program that will offer you many opportunities. We have many outstanding professors and practitioners who teach in this program. Several of our interns spent past summers at Google, Norfolk Southern, IBM, Charlotte Bobcats, Boeing, Blue Cross Blue Shield, SCANA and more! We are always working to add new relationships, both in Columbia and elsewhere in the country. We are continuing to build relationships with domestic and international companies as we expand our program and seek opportunities that offer increasing career choices for our graduates.
One work experiences is required for undergraduate iIT Majors: the Professional Internship Course. The type of internship experience is dependent upon the student’s career goals. For example, students who are interested in network administration are encouraged to seek an internship in a networking position. Students who are interested in eventually becoming a project manager may elect to complete an internship in an organization with the ability to expose them to different projects. By completing an internship, the student is able to experience both the technical and professional aspects of a business.
Internship: ITEC 448 or 495 (6 credits required for graduation)
Internships are required for students and may be taken during your Junior or Senior year. The majority of students select internships within the United States. Students are also able to conduct an internship within your home town or abroad. The internships are full-time, consisting of 400 hours throughout one semester (usually during the summer as you may complete only one additional course while being enrolled in the internship). Students complete course work and do projects with a professor as part of the internship experience. Most students participate in a paid internship. However, some of the internships are unpaid and are to be completed for credit only. ITEC 301 and professional division are to be completed prior to the internship course. Students will be guided during the internship selection process, however, each student must secure their own internship.