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A Student Guide to Internship and Full Time Placement

A Student Guide to Internship and Full Time Placement



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A Student Guide to Internship and Full Time Placement
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Career Solutions Manual
A Student Guide toInternship andFull-Time Placement
How to Use this Manual
This manual has been prepared as your guide to the IST Office of Career Solutions: providingyou with an in-depth view of the processes for internship placements. In addition, the manualcan help you complete the full-time placement process. We encourage you to refer to thismanual to answer your questions.Please be aware that some portions of the material contained in this manual may be directedmore specifically to University Park students. Commonwealth College students should addressany procedural concerns to their campus’ IST Champions. A list of Commonwealth Collegecontacts is provided in the Appendix section of this manual. If questions persist, please do nothesitate to call or email the IST Career Service offices.
Our Staff and Contact Information:
IST Office of Career Solutions Phone: 814-865-4509The Pennsylvania State University Fax: 814-865-7882102 Information Sciences and Technology Bldg.University Park, PA 16802-6822Website: http://ist.psu.edu/currentstudents/studentservices/ Madhavi Kari Penny SmithPlacement Coordinator Corporate Relations Specialistmkari@ist.psu.edu psmith@ist.psu.eduGenevieve SperingCareer Solutions Assistantgspering@ist.psu.edu
Connect with the Real World
Dear Students,
Welcome to the Penn State Information Sciences and Technology (IST) Career SolutionsManual.
Practical experience is essential to a fulfilling future. At IST, we help you accomplishthat goal through our IST Career Solutions office. With the assistance of dedicated people, youhave the opportunity to experience, firsthand, the environment of an IT profession.Your professional experience begins with your internship (a requirement for IST/SRA students).Nothing enhances your education and prepares you for a career like an internship. As a studentintern, you set your professional development in motion and take charge of your future.All bachelor’s and associate’s degree students in IST/SRA must successfully complete aninternship prior to graduation (a minimum of 300 hours work experience for bachelor degreestudents and 150 hours for associate degree students). Bachelor’s degree students mayparticipate in as many as three internships.Don’t forget to come back to us as you begin your search for a full-time career, as well. Ourstaff can help you decide on your perfect career and provide assistance with the tough choicesyou’ll face in choosing a full-time position.We look forward to supporting you during your IST instruction.Sincerely,Madhavi Kari, Placement CoordinatorIST Office of Career Solutions

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