Computing Student Opportunities

Students majoring in computing are in high demand in industry. This is reflected in the myriad opportunities in which our students have been actively engaged. Students get real-world experience that helps them connect classroom instruction with practical applications. Some opportunities include the following:

Internships

Recent computing internships include:
• Bailey & Kastner
• Benchmark Records
• Bitwise Solutions
• Bloomington Hospital
• Cactus Graphics
• Cummins
• Facebook
• Federal Bureau of Investigation
• Franklin College Information Technology Services
• Franklin Community Schools
• Goldman Sachs
• Interactive Intelligence (acquired by Genesys)
• OneAmerica

Recent Coursework

Senior students majoring in computing complete an extensive software development project as part of their graduation requirements. Student engage with real clients and create software systems that help their clients improve processes that they use for their respective business operations. Recent software projects include the following:

  • Team management system for Southside Thunder Soccer
  • Personnel tracking system for Sandberg Trucking
  • Meal menu development system for the Johnson County Juvenile Detention Center
  • Website development tool for Hope Warehouse
  • Sales processing system to Trotta Tailoring

Additional Opportunities

Additional opportunities in which computing students participate include:

  • Grant-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs)
  • Departmental and student colloquia supporting professional development
  • Professional conferences
  • Shadow Day that allow student to spend a half-day or more in a professional workplace to see what computing professionals do. Recent Shadow Day visits include the following:
    • Beckman Coulter
    • Cummins
    • Eli Lilly and Company
    • Interactive Intelligence
    • OneAmerica