Connect with the Real World
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