To gain hands-on experience, Marymount IT students are encouraged to work in IT support on campus and in local nonprofit organizations.
Majors also complete an internship and an IT capstone project. These experiences provide excellent preparation for the real world, offering students an opportunity to witness all parts of the system life cycle – from systems development to operations and maintenance. Recent internship sites have included
U.S. Department of Justice
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington Post Interactive
Bread for the World
Some IT majors choose to intern overseas, facilitated by Marymount’s Center for Global Education
According to CNN Money Magazine’s report
on “the best jobs in America,” the No. 1 “Best Job in America” is software engineering. It outranks finance, medicine, real estate, and law. In addition, the Bureau of Labor Statistics states, “Overall employment of computer network, systems, and database administrators is projected to increase by 30 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations.”
From programming to cutting-edge development of computing solutions, a major in IT provides opportunities to seek employment to
design and build software
develop effective ways to solve computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems
devise new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in areas such as robotics or digital forensics
plan and manage organizational technology infrastructures
Marymount’s Center for Career Services can help you get ready for your internship and job search, polish your résumé, and practice your interviewing skills.