This course will be taken in the semester prior to the student’s internship experience. Topics include the role of the internship in the student’s professional development, formulating personal and professional goals, the current employment outlook in the Information Technology field, employer expectations of an intern, formulating a job search strategy, the role of networking through the use of personal contacts and referrals, interviewing skills, the work environment in large, medium and small organizations. The documents and methods that will be used to evaluate the student during the internship will be clearly defined.
Prerequisite: At least junior status, or permission of the instructor
1 credit (1 lecture hour), 15 weeks, fall and spring semester