To all students majoring in Information Systems like myself, looking for an internship to fulfill the ISOM practicum requirement but also seeking knowledge and experience, an opportunity to do so exists at the Suffolk University Information Technology Service. Working in ITS helped me learn over a few months what I always thought would take numerous years to grasp. As technology advances day by day, I’ve always been able to be up to date in my learning process, and today I can proudly say that I graduated, understanding the theoretical concepts, being able to apply them, and that I am ready to enter the professional world. The kindness and team spirit of the staff contributed a lot to my willingness to be a perpetual learner, and eventually helped me be the IT Technician Assistant that I’ve aspired to be. There is a lot to learn in technology and computer systems, and this process is a great way to start.

Submitted by Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Sene
Information Systems Operations Management
Bachelor of Science
Undergrad Degree received: December 2014



 

The Suffolk University Student Technical Employment Program (STEP) has been extremely beneficial to me. The program has given me the opportunity to relay and build on my IT technical skills and knowledge that I attained in my ISOM classes. I feel that my ISOM education is very comprehensive but that I did not gain enough technical experience. I have developed many skills and have much greater understanding of what to expect after college. During my learning process, I thought I would have to encounter many obstacles for example, meeting deadlines or time management between my classes and the work hours but I was completely mistaken. The great staff team within ITS helped to provide me with a great balance between classes and work by giving me the opportunity to choose my own work hours. I have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with such an amazing team, who devoted their time teaching me most of their knowledge in the IT field. They have always instilled their trust in me to provide quality results to whether it is customer technical problems or software deployments. Every student that chose this program has the opportunity to make a significant impact on his or her future professional career.

Submitted by Kokou (Mark) Golokuma
Information Systems Operations Management
Bachelor of Science
Undergraduate Degree received: May 2015



 

Before being introduced to STEP at Suffolk University, I was struggling to find an internship that could not only fulfill my required 150 hours to graduate, but also provide interesting work and the opportunity to learn. I was referred to the program by a classmate - who I have thanked many times! The application process was easy. I was chosen for a Technical Assistant position with the IT Service Desk. I was thrilled but also nervous that I would not be able to do my job correctly or that I would be slow at learning the technical pieces. But Dahlia, Seth, and Andy (ITS staff members) never made me feel like it was work; they made me feel like it was a class, with obstacles that I needed to tackle to learn new things. It was a fun experience and I only wish I joined the program earlier. I have advertised my job and STEP to my classmates and many of them have applied to the program! They will not regret it. I never would have felt so confident in my work without STEP.

Submitted by Vy Ha

Submitted by Vy Ha
BSBA Candidate in Information Systems
Undergraduate degree expected May 2016