Even before graduating, you can obtain valuable career experience through internships. An internship gives you a chance to learn more about the field and the organization and decide if this is a good career path. It also gives the organization a chance to learn about you—in many cases a successful internship can lead to an offer of a permanent job.
Hood Computer Science majors have internship and job opportunties open to them at many types of organizations, from large government agencies to small nonprofits; from national tech corporations to small entrepreneurial businesses.
In recent years, every CS major has found a suitable graduate school position or job placement by the end of the summer after graduaton, and usually sooner.
The internship has been like opening the biggest book I have ever read. It has shown me that no matter how smart you think you are, you are a small bean sprout when you hit the real world. Even if you have a 4.0 GPA or something.
We are located at the upper end of the I-270 Technology Corridor. The Corridor extends between Frederick, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. and hosts a large concentration of high-tech businesses and government agencies. Many government agencies, software development companies and consulting firms are a short drive from campus and offer internship opportunities for students, as well as regular employment after graduation.
This semester of internship experience has been a great lesson for me. I definitely have more confidence in my web design skills now. I am proud of my work and I am glad that I managed to impress many people despite still being a student and learning these skills.
The career center is why I have had such amazing internship opportunities. I would urge anyone to take advantage of them as early as possible!
Hood CS and IT students have interned and foud jobs at many organizations over the past few years. Some of them are:
The Department of Computer Science and Information Technology addresses existing and emerging student and community needs in information technology and computer science through high-quality undergraduate and graduate educational programs, research in collaboration with industry and government, and service to the College, professional societies, and the community.