CIS 4970 & CIS 8391 – Steps to Take
- Undergraduates can contact the Robinson Career Management Center for job search assistance.
- Graduate students can contact Kenneth Lee in the Robinson Career Management Center for job search assistance.
Note: One-year MSIS graduate students are eligible for field study internships during their 2nd or 3rd semester, not the 1st semester.
Hint: If you are interested in a particular industry, job function or company, then find someone in that organization willing to offer you an internship (temporary, part-time job) for a semester.
Write a proposal describing your internship for the CIS professor. Company and department/unit/division. Objectives. Tasks. Self-directed milestone dates.
Your proposal is where you describe:
- Semester, year of internship work (e.g. spring semester, 2013 internship)
- Company and division you would be working for
- Objectives: What will you learn? Example: I will learn about SQL
- Tasks: What will you be doing to learn? Example: I will be creating SQL queries using the Oracle database
Do not just cut and paste a job description, use the formatting examples.
- Self-directed dates when you will learn/accomplish them over the course of the semester
(You must identify dates.)
- CIS 4970 Supervisor Contact Form (undergraduate students) »
- CIS 8391 Supervisor Contact Form (graduate students) » (One-year grad students must be in 2nd or 3rd semester to register)
[You can send a scan of this document]
Submit an employment letter or other proof you currently work or will work there.
Please ask your employer to confirm that you are working for them with a letter or email during your semester. A job offer letter on company letterhead, or an email offer, is common. [You can send other proof, such as a scan of your company badge or paycheck. Please mark out, cover, or hide any confidential information.]
IN SUMMARY: EMAIL THREE ITEMS: (1) A TWO-PAGE PROPOSAL (2) SUPERVISOR CONTACT SHEET (3) OFFER LETTER.
Registration for the field study class is during normal registration periods - so you must prepare (get a job and CIS faculty approval) before registration ends if you will be working at your internship during that semester. A staff member will enter permission for you to register after the department is satisfied with your proposal, you identify your supervisor, and provide proof of employment (job offer).
- Undergraduate students are getting authorization for
CIS 4970 Field Study in Computer Information Systems » (read course description)
- Graduate students are getting authorization for
CIS 8391 Field Study in Computer Information Systems » (read course description)
The field study classes have task/deliverables that must be performed during the internship - read the course description.
You will work with your supervising professor on these deliverables.
2. International students can do either full-time or part-time [CPT] internships during their last two terms. ISSS will approve them, based on the fact that part-time or full-time work might be required by various jobs.
3. International students can have a GRA position while they are doing internships. However, they can only have a GRA if they have a part-time CPT. Full-time CPT and a GRA and full-time enrollment is simply too much and will not be approved by ISSS.
4. The earliest start date for any employment for a term is the day AFTER the previous term has ended (i.e. the final day of exams found on the GSU academic calendar is counted as the final day of the term for international students.)