IT, Computer Science,
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Student Employment

Working on campus is an important part of Hands-On IT for Juniata students. There are a number of opportunities for paid positions throughout the academic year. The experience you gain while working on campus will enhance your resume as you seek internships and permanent positions. The following lists some of the common campus jobs for IT majors.

Help Desk/TLT

The mission of the TLT is to innovate, integrate, and mainstream applications of technology on campus. Our many responsibilities include maintaining the most technically-advanced lab at Juniata, loaning equipment, pursuing projects and ideas, and basically serving as a technology R&D (research and development) for Juniata. We also assist the Help Desk (basic computer and network troubleshooting) and Training areas of the Solutions Center and manage the other public labs on campus. The TLT is also now responsible for managing the new Print Lab in Halbritter. Contact: Joel Pheasant

DMS (Digital Media Studio)

The mission of the DMZ is both to support and produce high end digital video and audio projects. The DMZ has recently supported the production of several 30 minute DV Documentaries, 17 interviews with WWII veterans, and numerous smaller projects and is in production on two full length videos of recent theater performances as well as video recordings of oratorical contests, various campus events and Commencement 2006. Students who work in DMZ have the opportunity to work with new Sony HDV cameras, G5 Editing Suites running the latest versions of Final Cut Pro, and an XSAN storage network that allows the production of high definition digital video. They learn the entire production cycle: pre-production, production and post-production, gain many hours of invaluable hands on experience and have the opportunity to manage the entire operation and direct their own productions. Contact: Nathan Wagonen

PC Technician

Student PC Technicians work along side full time staff to diagnose, troubleshoot, repair, update, and install hardware and software across campus. PC Technicians are typically the second line of defense for CTS (Campus Technology Services). If a problem cannot be fixed over the phone, technicians are sent out to either correct the problem, or escalate it to the proper department. Along with the Help Desk, they are responsible for maintaining over 1,000 networked computers, which includes all lab, faculty, staff, and administrative machines. Additional duties include identifying general network issues, updating documentation, and assisting students with network registration at the beginning of each semester. This is a great opportunity for students to see the large number of processes involved with computer management. Contact: Joel Pheasant

Network Services

The mission of Campus Network Services is to supply ubiquitous access to secure and reliable data, media and voice services that enable learning, enhances the campus residential experience and supports the effective operation and marketing of the college. We will actively research and evaluate changes in technology, and model the proper use of technology, to allow us to cost effectively meet the ever changing needs of our customers. We will maintain a respectful environment that encourages open communications.

CNS typically employs one or two students who have gained experience by performing well in the Help Desk and PC Technician role. This is a great opportunity for those students selected due to the production environment that they are responsible for as well as the hands-on server and network duties that they perform. Students in this position have been a tremendous help to Juniata and are an invaluable asset to the Campus Technology Services organization. Students typically pursue careers in network management or systems administration after graduation. A strong background in networking is highly desirable. Contact: Anne Wood

Front-End Web Development / Design

Web Designers and Front-End Developers will learn to create web pages the right way, using current web standards and methods. We use advanced xhtml, html5, css and javascript techniques for creating fully functional webpages. Students also get experience meeting with clients, setting production schedules, and re-writing copy for the web to make it scannable and interesting. Design in Photoshop is also a requirement. Each student developer will have the opportunity to work on a personal project unrelated to their work for Marketing. This allows students to learn new skills while working on something that interests them. Contact: Leo Osborne

Web Development

Web developers are responsible for developing applications for the campus. Most applications are developed in PHP, but a developer will get experience using CSS, HTML, JavaScript, and a variety of databases also. Developers are responsible for meeting with their clients and determining the requirements. Developers will also maintain the campus portal by handling upgrades, creating applications to make the portal more robust, and also be the connection between the student body and the web development department. Contact: Joel Pheasant

Student Managers

The TLT is a student-run organization. Its employees, budget, and goals are directly managed by a student. Other departments besides the TLT have student managers as well. Employees are encouraged and expected to contribute to the management of the lab through new ideas and expressed opinions. Self-directed projects and tasks are encouraged. This system is unusual and perhaps unique to Juniata College in the breadth and level of responsibility given to the students. It is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on technical experience and build your resume.