Internships & Job Placement

Exploring your interests, networking with professionals, and gaining real-world experience while still in school is a great way to enhance your skills and improve your overall knowledge and marketability.

IST Internships

Employers look for students who have career world experience - an internship is a great way to get your foot in the door. The internship course (INFOST 495) is designed to provide IST students with practical experience. It is intended for students who have not had previous work experience in professional information technology settings. In order for the internship to count towards IST Upper Division Elective credits, the student must enroll in INFOST 495 (3 cr.). The student must complete 24 credits in the IST major prior to beginning the internship.

It is the responsibility of the student to identify and secure a site for an internship. At the same time, the student needs to meet with a faculty advisor who will ensure that the internship meets the work and academic learning requirements to count for 3 credits.

Internship Forms:

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Examples of Student Internships

Students who participate in internships continually mention how valuable the experience is and express how much more they have learned outside the classroom experience. It can also help students decide which part of the profession that interests them most. In an internship, students gain insights into critical organizational and business processes, while receiving credits toward graduation.

IST Job Placement

Career Development Center

The UWM Career Development Center (CDC) is your one-stop resource for on-campus jobs and off-campus careers. The CDC advisors are experts in helping you:
  • Prepare your resume and interviewing skills
  • Build skills and career experiences.
  • Make successful transitions from college to career through successful job seeking.
For more information, please visit the UWM Career Development Center.

Career Days and Job Fairs

These campus-wide events are free for UWM students – come prepared with copies of your resume in hand to speak with organizations in business, non-profit, health care, education, military, law enforcement and many other fields. These events offer opportunities to find summer jobs, internships, and part-time and full-time positions. Please visit the UWM & Community Career Fairs page for more information.

Career Resources

For additional information on career opportunities and career resources, please visit the IST Career information page.