“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 international study options on every continent except Antarctica, including business-focused programs in England, Germany, France, Greece, Mexico, Spain, Australia, China, and Japan. Juniata provides you distinctive access to businesses in international contexts. Earn your bachelor’s degree from Juniata and a master’s degree in service management from a German university thanks to a recently created cooperative agreement.
Internships: Juniata business students intern at many companies including the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Northwestern Mutual, Case IH, Dreams Resort, QVC, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the Altoona Curve, and in positions throughout Juniata’s campus.
Undergraduate Research: Conduct research in a topic of your choosing with the guidance of a faculty member. Then, present at conferences—like Juniata’s Liberal Arts Symposium, the National Conferences for Undergraduate Research, or other business conferences. Recent examples: Megan Maroney ’18, Sean Do ’18, and Ruinan Gao ’19, “A Statistical Analysis of Students’ Satisfaction with Juniata College;” Brittany Mylnek ’17, “Establishing an online presence for a rural business.”
Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Juniata College Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (JCEL) is a business-creation center featuring the Sill Business Incubator. JCEL provides entrepreneurial support, hands-on learning opportunities, encouragement, and funds for your business idea through our Student Seed Capital Fund.