Course Number: 95-900
Units: 0 – 3
Open to all ISM students who have completed two semesters of course work.
The internship option offers ISM students the opportunity to supplement their regular academic program with valuable practical experience. Students may intern with a company that: (1) corresponds to a field of interest or specialization area pre-existing within an ISM program and (2) represents a variety of industry sectors including consulting, software companies, finance, and other types. Positions may also vary from IT managers to security consultants, to business analysts, to applications engineers, and others.
As the line between old economy and the new economy becomes less defined, the integration of strong information technology skills, communications skills and training in organizational management and strategy issues is becoming very important. Getting involved with important projects and real issues is the ultimate learning experience. By working in a professional environment, students will solidify their knowledge gained in ISM coursework. This working knowledge of technology will help students to capitalize on trends that can impact business, regardless of industry.
For the academic component of the course, students must clearly define their internship goals and requirements and work out the details with the faculty advisor assigned to the internship course. These goals must satisfy those requirements as defined and agreed upon by the faculty advisor. The requirements may vary from case to case. It may be useful to be in contact with the faculty advisor to discuss the internship and related professional issues before/during/after the internship.