Companies are looking for students who also have some experience in the field. This might be a hands-on project in a class or it can be an experience with a business or with the government.
Because of our location in the Washington, DC metro area, there are plenty of opportunities for internships and other work experiences including:
- Significant hands-on projects using tools used in the workplace (e.g. Wireshark, MySQL, AWS EC2)
- A capstone project that involves completing a major project or a research project based on the knowledge and skills gained in the program.
- Internships in the field, one is required in the senior year, but students are encouraged to take multiple internships through their program of study
- Participation in competitions (e.g. CyberFusion) and engagement in other events.
These opportunities provide excellent experience in conjunction with the annual IT seminars which focus on workplace readiness.
Recent internship placements include:
- Ernst and Young
- Department of Justice
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Health Resources and Services Administration
- Department of State
- MISI, Dreamport
- International Center for Missing and Exploited Children
- The Salvation Army
- Stand Together
- Washington Post Interactive
and many more.
Some IT majors choose to intern overseas, facilitated by Marymount’s Center for Global Education.
Marymount’s Center for Career Development can helps students find internships using the Handshake application, as well as create a résumé and practice interviewing skills.