Students are encouraged to acquire work experience in related fields. There are many job opportunities available both on and off campus. In addition to gaining real-world work experience, they earn credits for their internship. Frequently, internships evolve into full-time employment upon graduation.
CS Internship information and sources:
- Upper level Computer Science students who perform academically relevant internships can get Computer Science course credit through CS 4950. In this course students complete a project for a company and are evaluated by the project supervisor in that company on how well prepared he/she was for the project and how well he/she has succeeded. The project advisor who is a member of the faculty will then assign a grade to the student based on the project supervisor's evaluation report and the written report produced by the student. Starting in fall 2006, students are required to make an oral presentation to the members of the Department Curriculum Committee (and usually to the general student population in the form of a seminar) who also provide to the project advisor their assessment of the project for grading consideration.
- To look for internship opportunity, please consult the continuously updated CS bulletin boards, informal but kept current by the Department Secretary. Also, CS faculty often know of positions and leads. Check your WPU emails as the Department Chair often broadcasts internship/job opportunities to students.
- The Career Development Center will place your résumé on file. As companies submit internship requests, they will match the job requirements against the résumés.
CS Internship guidelines, procedures, and application form:
Other internship documents:
On Campus Job Opportunity:
- Work Study Student - The department is periodically interested in funding Work Study Students majoring in Comuputer Science or Computer Information Technology (must be receiving financial aid and have gone to the financial aid workshop, etc.) to work approximately 7 hours a week. Please contact the Department Secretary, Carol Parken, at 973.720.2649, for more information.
- Student Tutors - please contact CS Department Chair.
- Lab Assistants - please contact CS Department Chair.
- Research Assistants - please see information on our research page.
- Student Technology Consultants (STC)
Off Campus Job Opportunity:
Numerous local industries and businesses hire Computer Science or Computer Information Technology majors well before graduation. Some of our students have formed consulting firms. As the nature of these positions grow and change rapidly, listing them in static web pages would soon become dated; hence, for further details, consult CS bulletin boards (keep current), CS faculty, and a great resource of job preparatory skills and information, the Career Development Center of WPU. Register your résumé with them. Get experience before you graduate, whether by these methods or internship.