Think outside the classroom. Gain experience with leading-edge technologies, client projects, research, and visits with leaders in the field, helping you build your resume and the network to advance your own career.
Get professional experience and build your resume before graduating.
Preparing future professionals in the information field is our mission at the iSchool. You can gain real-world experience while completing your degree in a variety of resume-building ways. Below are just a few ways you can kick off your career and make a real impact in the process.
Explore leading-edge technologies under the guidance of faculty and experts in the field.
Work with the latest in Internet-of-Things (IoT), enterprise infrastructure and network administration.
Data Science Day
Learn from experts in the field, explore the latest trends, and get updates on career opportunities in data science.
Research Centers and Labs
Help define the future with expert faculty.
Profession-focused Student Groups:
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Black and LatinX Information Science and Technology Support (BLISTS)
Data Science Club
Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA)
Information Security Club
Women in Technology
Worldwide Innovation Technology (WiTec)
Work with clients and corporate partners in this University-wide program that assembles cross-functional teams for client-facing IT projects you can add to your professional portfolio.
Faculty Assistant Program
Team up with iSchool faculty to work on special projects or research grants.
Raymond von Dran iPrize
Launch your startup through the Raymond von Dran iPrize competition and other entrepreneurship programs offered through LaunchPad.
Participate in a variety of competitions and technology problem-solving challenges brought to us by our employer partners.
This sports technology company keeps a small satellite team of student employees in Hinds Hall who focus on streaming, website and interactive technologies for hundreds of sports organizations.
Explore information technology and expand your network across the globe.
Broaden your horizons with an off-campus experience. You can study abroad, explore the world’s technology hubs or those in different U.S. cities with a variety of in-person trips – or even virtual ones!
Explore IT companies and travel to unique destinations in Asia.
A whirlwind trip that explores technology firms in European cities.
We’ve organized several special trips that take you to various U.S. cities, as well as Ireland.
Shorter, one or two day trips so you can explore particular areas of technology focus.
Get global experience by studying abroad for a semester, or by completing an international internship or independent study.