Companies Recognize the Skills of Our Students
Average Starting Rates for Paid Curricular Practical Training
Paid Curricular Practical Training Placement Success Rate
You can apply for curricular practical training (CPT) practicums (paid academic internships) as a software developer anywhere in the U.S. The University has relationships with many U.S. technology companies including Microsoft, where over 100 of our students have been placed, but you may apply for practical training with any company you wish.
Our CPT students have also been placed at Federal Express, IBM, Intel, Amazon, Oracle, General Electric, Apple, Walmart, and many other leading U.S. companies, including many Fortune 500 companies.
Our program includes an intensive three-week Career Strategies Workshop to help you prepare to secure a full-paying professional curricular practical training (CPT) practicum position in the U.S. Topics include CPT company searches, resumes, interview skills and CPT offer evaluations.
Our experienced professional career staff is there to guide you through all of this practicum preparation. We also help evaluate your CPT offers including salary and fringe benefits.
CPT Three-Week Career Strategies Workshop outline
All topics are taught in modules which include lectures, writing, and a formalized speaking practice called Speed Networking. Students practice both telephone and in-person interviewing. Each student is given 50 to 100 opportunities to practice interviews and receive feedback.
Coaches in our Computer Science Career Center are experienced professionals with backgrounds in computer science, writing, editing, business, and IT recruiting.
The course is team taught, with each professional presenting the topic of his or her expertise.
Additional valuable services offered by Career Center
“For me, in the end it paid off, because I had all the skills I needed to secure a high paying practicum in a U.S. company. It’s a win-win situation, because you and the University work together to secure a practicum for yourself, and from that practicum, you pay your loan—so the University wins, and you win, and everybody is happy.”