Student Job Opportunities
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Search for jobs and internships using Career Services:
- Receive a periodic email of current computer science job
and internship postings:
Leslie Wright (x2-7072), Career Development Counselor in Career Services.
- Search through technology specific job search websites
- Search websites that are geared specifically for individuals interested in technology careers.
CSC 498: Internship in Computer Science (1-3 credits)
- Prerequisite: Overall GPA of at least 2.5 and a GPA in CSC courses of at least 2.8.
- Academic training and practical experience through work in a private company or public agency.
- Faculty supervision and evaluation of all study and on-site activity.
- Open to students of junior or senior standing who have been
approved by the faculty supervisor, department chair, and dean.
Procedures for CSC 498 Internships:
- The student must:
- Work with a Career Services staff member or the
departmental internship advisor to locate a position that meets his or
her academic objectives.
- Provide a clear and detailed job description, including
a description of specific tasks to be performed.
- Complete an Internship Registration Form.
- Maintain a weekly journal of the work/learning
experience while on the job.
- Receive satisfactory employer evaluations.
- Write a Final Report, as directed by the faculty
supervisor, substantially following the suggested content of the "Final
- Give an oral presentation to faculty and students on
the internship experience. The date of this presentation must be at
least 3 working days after the Final Report and weekly journals are
received by the faculty supervisor.
- Complete a Student Evaluation Form and an exit interview with the faculty supervisor.
- Work with a Career Services staff member or the departmental internship advisor to locate a position that meets his or her academic objectives.
- The faculty supervisor will:
- Assist with completion of the Internship Registration
Form by verifying that the learning objectives, if accomplished, are
worthy of academic credit requested, and confirm that the employer
agrees with these learning objectives.
- Monitor the number of hours on the student's time sheet
to assure that the number of hours worked conforms to the contract, is
reasonably balanced throughout the work period. Contact the employer
and Career Services if the number of hours worked varies significantly
from the contracted number.
- When feasible, conduct at least two on-site visits
during the internship period.
- Complete the Evaluation Form and assign a course grade
based on these factors: the student's job performance as evaluated by
the supervisor and faculty supervisor, the student's accomplishment of
learning objectives, the Final Report, and the oral presentation.
- Assist with completion of the Internship Registration Form by verifying that the learning objectives, if accomplished, are worthy of academic credit requested, and confirm that the employer agrees with these learning objectives.
- The employer will:
- Submit a resume for the work supervisor.
- Maintain the student's agreed-upon assignment and
notify the faculty supervisor if any changes occur during the
- Maintain a balanced workload for the student.
- Notify the faculty supervisor of any proprietary
considerations of the work being performed prior to the start of the
internship period. It is expected that the student's work will be
presented publicly in both oral and written form upon successful
completion of the internship.
- Communicate on a regular basis with the faculty
supervisor and assist with on-site visits.
- Complete a final student evaluation (Microsoft Word Document).
- Submit a resume for the work supervisor.
Other Job Searching and Career Related Resources
- Help with resumes and cover letters
- Getting a Job
- Getting an Internship
- Interview Skills
Can I Do With a Major in Computer Science?
If you are a Science or Math major, please feel free to contact your Career Development Counselor, Meredith Ledwell, for assistance, appointments, student club or class presentations.
Events and Workshops
View a list of all Career Services yearly workshops and
UNCW Career Services works with recruiters by advertising internships, hosting on-campus employment, and providing access to a web resume book of top quality students. There also are opportunities to present on campus and develop mentoring relationships with students in your career area. Contact Meredith Ledwell at firstname.lastname@example.org, Career Development Counselor in Career Services, for more information.