Twice a year the Industrial Practice Programs (IPP) for the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science and the UT Dallas Career Center work together to hold the biannual Intern Fair for UT Dallas Computer Science and Engineering students where companies are invited to recruit students for internship positions.
These two groups also work with companies around the country inviting them to come to UT Dallas and the Erik Jonsson School to recruit future employees. UT Dallas Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, as well as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering students prepare for these career fairs months in advance by taking part in resume building workshops offered by the Jonsson School Internship Program and the Career center.
This year’s spring intern fair took place on Friday, February 3rd. During the intern fair, students were provided with the opportunity to interact with industry employers, submit resumes, receive useful job-search advice from seasoned company recruiters, and further develop their network of industry contacts. Companies that have participated in these fairs include, but are not limited to AIG, ATOS, Amazon, Apple Inc., AT&T, Bioworld, Blu Age Corporation, Cisco Systems, Commercial Metals Company, Ericsson, Epilson, Ethos Group, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Fujitsu Network Communications, Google, IBM, Intel, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Raytheon, RIM, Rockwell Collins, Samsung Electronics, Securus Technologies, Texas Instruments (TI), The Home Depot, USAA, Verizon Communications, and Wolters Kluwer.
Many UT Dallas CS Students have written about their internship experiences to help other students learn how to prepare for an internship and perhaps a career in the tech industry. Here are a few links to their stories:
- Amber Hasan – USAA Intern
- Karan Shukla – IBM Extreme Blue Intern
- Shayan Monadjemi – Smart Environments REU Program at Washington State University (WSU)
- Indervir Banipal – IBM Watson Intern
Below are a few pictures from the Spring 2017 Intern Fair.
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ABOUT THE UT DALLAS COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
The UT Dallas Computer Science program is one of the largest Computer Science departments in the United States with over 2,100 bachelor’s-degree students, more than 1,000 MS master’s students, 150 PhD students, and 86 faculty members, as of Fall 2016. With The University of Texas at Dallas’ unique history of starting as a graduate institution first, the CS Department is built on a legacy of valuing innovative research and providing advanced training for software engineers and computer scientists.