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Internships provide valuable work experience prior to graduation and allow students to establish future employment contacts. The internship program is an opportunity for you to gain practical experience and technical skills in an area of computing that interests you. Our student interns typically work in the same roles as they would after graduation, but other types of work can be submitted for approval as well.
Some on-campus internships are available at our department, others at Computing and Media Services or Computer Information Systems Department. Off-campus internships are offered by many companies and government agencies. See Dr. Delbert Hart in our department to get started. If you are interested in off campus internships consult also Career Development Center. Persons on a student visa should consult with the International Student Services about participating in an off-campus internship.
It is essential to plan and prepare early in your college career for the kind of experience you desire. Contact the Career Development Center and Dr. Hart to learn about knowledge and skills which can be useful.
Internships are limited to students at the junior and senior level. The internship proposal form must be approved by the Computer Science Department and students must be registered for CSC498 before starting the internship. The number of credits awarded is 1-15 and is determined, based upon the experiences to be included; The campus policy requires at least 45 hours of effort per credit.
During my final semester at Plattsburgh State, I worked as an Intern at Nexnevo Consulting, Inc. At Nexnevo, I helped develop ASP.NET Web Applications and enterprise XML Web Services. This afforded me the opportunity to apply much of the knowledge I had gained at Plattsburgh State and also opened a door to professional software development with modern technology. Needless to say, working at Nexnevo was a very fulfilling experience
Chris Arena recently set up a book exchange website for our Student Association so that students could buy and sell their used textbooks directly to one another. This involved building a content-driven website (like Amazon.com).
Two other interns, Robert LaVoie and Chowdhury Barua worked together to interface the output from a light-measuring device at the Biology department to the input port of a PC. The measurements are converted into a form that can be displayed and analyzed in an Excel spreadsheet.
For more information about computer science and information technology programs at SUNY Plattsburgh please contact
Dr. Jan Plaza, Chair
Office: SBE/CS Building, Room 307
Phone: (518) 564-2788
Fax: (518) 564-3010