“I love courses like Innovation for Industry, because they give groups of students the chance to work with local companies as we develop products like websites. We are responsible for communicating with these businesses and setting up meetings. This is just one way that the department makes sure that I am ready to enter the professional world!”
—Rachel Willis ’18
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & MARKETING
A Distinct Experience
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Juniata’s information technology (IT) faculty maintain professional relationships with colleagues and clients that provide a variety of internship choices. Intern on-campus or with businesses and corporations like NBC, Hershey Entertainment, Kish Bank, or a variety of state agencies. Or, help operate the campus technology service for hands-on experience in tech support, research and development, and training.
The gathering of information technology, computer science (CS), digital media, and various business, communication, and environmental science programs in the recently renovated Dale Hall enables students to understand and interact with their counterparts in other professional careers. Juniata recently created an Integrated Media Arts Program of Emphasis (POE) that combines several aspects of art, communication, and more with IT to prepare students for careers in marketing, filmmaking, website development, and beyond.
More than 90 percent of IT and CS graduates are employed in their field within six months of graduating at firms like Microsoft, Deloitte Consulting, Lockheed Martin, Verizon, Highmark, comScore, Fidelity Investment, Aflac, Geico, Containment Solutions, and Wells Fargo. Our graduates also earn acceptance to graduate programs at Villanova, Bowling Green State University, Penn State, and Johns Hopkins.
- Brianna Watt ‘16
- is employed as an information technology resident at Google in Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Jason Boblick ‘16
- is employed as an associate automation engineer in NBCUniversal in Englewood Cliffs, N.J.
- Chris Sinisi ‘16
- is employed in the information services department at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Bruno Rosa ‘18
- is employed as a software engineer for UPMC on their MARS application team.
In the IT/CS department, faculty have published in Security Management and presented talks on the mathematics behind Google, human-computer interaction, and network security.
“Using Juniata’s flexible POE system, I am creating a program of study in technology policy, which is not a common degree. I am also pursuing a secondary emphasis in Chinese studies.”
—Jared Miller ’18
Study Abroad: Select from study options on every continent except Antarctica, including CS/IT-focused programs with our partner schools in Germany and France. Earn your Computer Science bachelor’s degree from Juniata and a European master’s degree from a French university thanks to a recently created cooperative agreement.
Internships: Juniata CS and IT students intern at many companies including UPMC, Highmark, Duquesne Light, GDA Corporation, and in positions throughout Juniata’s campus. Our Innovations for Industry program provides additional experience with working on real problems for real companies as a regular part of a students coursework.
Research & Participation: Conduct and present research in a topic of your choosing with the guidance of a faculty member, participate in a programming competition, or present your Innovations for Industry project at the annual Liberal Arts Symposium.
Innovations for Industry (I4I): I4I is a unique partnership between IT/CS students, the department, and select organizations to provide real world experiences that students can add to a resume and discuss during job interviews and it delivers needed products and services to participating organizations. Recent clients include New Pig Corporation, GoDezi Inc., Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, Fort Mill EMS, and NBCUniversal.