Opportunities in the computing and software engineering field are growing exponentially as technology continues to evolve and advance.

To get started in the field, preparation is key. Check out some of the resources below to learn how to prepare for a career in computing and software engineering.

Getting started

    • If you would like to schedule an appointment please contact our front desk at (470) 578-6555 and start by telling them your major. We are all looking forward to assisting through the process to career success.

    • Eric BJen Yelton, Career & Internship Advisor

      Areas: Computing & Software Engineering

      E-mail: jyelton1@kennesaw.edu

      Phone: (470) 578-6555

      Office: Dept. of Career Planning & Development - Building A, Suite 160 (1100 South Marietta Pkwy SE, Marietta, GA 30060)

      Bio: Jen Yelton earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Spanish from Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, graduating as a member of Phi Beta Kappa and other various honors societies. She completed her Master of Arts in International Affairs at the University of North Georgia in May 2017. As an undergraduate, Jen was fortunate to participate in varied international and internship experiences; based on these opportunities, she is a major proponent of experiential education. Outside of her passion for helping students realize their potential, Jen loves to bake, read just about any book she can get her hands on, and enjoys discussing anything related to the Harry Potter series.

     

    Internship & Co-op Information

      • To apply for a non-credited internship/co-op experience, including students enrolling in the COOP 2000 program, please use the link below:

        Apply Here

        Cooperative Education (Co-op) - Three alternating semesters over a five semester period with the same company in a position that provides experience directly related to the academic major. Students in these positions are typically paid a wage.

        • Position is full–time; enrollment must also be full-time during school terms between work terms. Many positions are paid with wages ranging from $12-20/hr., depending on the company. Students may not take classes during work terms, unless approved by the Department of Career Planning & Development. 
        • Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and students in graduate school with a declared eligible major, at least 30 completed credit hours, and a 2.50 KSU GPA are eligible to participate.
        • Students must have completed one semester at KSU prior to beginning an intern or co-op position.
            • A one-hour internship/co-op orientation session MUST be attended
        • Students must submit an application through the “Apply Here” button above in order to enroll in COOP 2000.

        Internships - Employment that closely relates to the student’s major and is usually one semester in length. Internships for STEM majors are typically paid with wages ranging from $12-$20/hr., depending on the company.

        • The internship may be part–time or full–time. Students may take classes simultaneously with internships.
        • Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and students in graduate school with a declared eligible major, at least 30 completed credit hours, and a 2.50 KSU GPA are eligible to participate.
        • Students must have completed one semester at KSU prior to beginning an intern or co-op position.
            • A one-hour internship/co-op orientation session MUST be attended
        • Students must submit an application through the “Apply Here” button above in order to enroll in the internship program.

        For questions or to learn more about your particular situation, we recommend you set up an appointment with your Career & Internship Advisor by calling 470-578-6555

      • The best way to find a position is to log into Handshake and complete your profile. Look at opportunities under “Jobs” and submit your resume if you meet the qualifications.You can also find an internship on your own without using Handshake, as long as you and the position meet the program requirements. See your Career & Internship Advisor for different avenues for finding positions. 

        All positions have to be approved through The Department of Career Planning & Development. NOTE: KSU does not give retroactive credit.

        Review the Guiding Principles for Internship & Co-op Participation

        IMPORTANT: Students participating in a co-op or internship without applying for academic credit must contact Jen Yelton at (470) 578-6555 or e-mail jyelton1@kennesaw.edu

      • In order to receive academic credit, you must meet the specific class requirements set forth by your college. 

        You have until the last day of Final Registration each semester (in which you plan to intern) to apply for credit. Applicants must allow for up to 10 days of processing. Please do not wait until the last minute. It is highly recommended that you apply for the credit the semester previous to the one you plan to intern. Please e-mail Dawn Tatum at Dtatum7@kennesaw.edu to request information about applying for academic credit.

        ** Review the Pre-Application Checklist **

        • CSE 4983

          • Paid Experience: Not Required
          • Min. Semester(s): 1
          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • Grading: P/F
          • Credit Type: Free Elective
          • Max Credits: Credits vary by academic track, (please check with your academic advisor).

          CSE 6983

          • Paid Experience: Not Required
          • Min. Semester(s): 1
          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 3.0
          • Grading: P/F
          • Credit Type: Please Check with your academic advisor.
          • Max Credits: 3

          * Please email Dawn Tatum at dtatum7@kennesaw.edu to obtain instructions for applying for internship course credit.

           

        • CSE 4983

          • Paid Experience: Not Required
          • Min. Semester(s): 1
          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • Grading: P/F
          • Credit Type: Free Elective
          • Max Credits: Credits vary by academic track, (please check with your academic advisor).

          CSE 6983

          • Paid Experience: Not Required
          • Min. Semester(s): 1
          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 3.0
          • Grading: P/F
          • Credit Type: Please Check with your academic advisor.
          • Max Credits: 3

          *Please email Dawn Tatum at dtatum7@kennesaw.edu to obtain instructions for applying for internship course credit.

        • CSE 4983

          • Paid Experience: Not Required
          • Min. Semester(s): 1
          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 2.5
          • Grading: P/F
          • Credit Type: Free Elective or Concentration Elective
          • Max Credits: Credits vary by academic track, (please check with your academic advisor).

          CSE 6983

          • Paid Experience: Not Required
          • Min. Semester(s): 1
          • Participation Requirements: An overall GPA of at least 3.0
          • Grading: P/F
          • Credit Type: Please Check with your academic advisor.
          • Max Credits: 3

          ***Please email Dawn Tatum at dtatum7@kennesaw.edu to obtain instructions for applying for internship course credit.

         

       

      Upcoming Events

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      • Aug23
        Co-Op and Internship Workshop - Marietta CampusTime: 05:00 pm Location: Student Center Ballroom B
      • Aug23
        Writing a Winning Resume Workshop - Marietta CampusTime: 06:00 pm Location: Student Center Ballroom B
      • Aug26
        Alumni Professional Development Summit Time: 08:30 am Location: Prillaman Hall

       

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