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Internships Can Beef Up Your IT Resume

November 27, 2013

Employers hiring for information technology positions are scanning resumes in search of candidates with the perfect mix of qualifications and credentials, including a bachelor’s degree and adequate work experience. If you are looking for a reputable education history to add to your resume, King University offers an accessible online information technology degree for professionals with an associate degree or some college credit who are looking to finish their degree. But, a degree isn’t the only necessary qualification employers are looking for in their candidates. Work experience may be the missing piece to your resume puzzle. For professionals with limited education or work history, internships provide a valuable alternative to gaining job training to meet the hiring demands of today’s IT employers. Take a look at some of these internship programs that will provide you with exceptional experience and added clout on your resume.

Chevron IT Internships

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About Chevron: Chevron is a leading provider of energy through both traditional resources such as oil and natural gas as well as emerging sources of energy, including biofuels. Chevron’s IT team is leading the charge in finding new ways to harness technology to maximize energy use with both traditional and emerging energy sources.

About the program: The Chevron IT internship program offers the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working for a technically advanced global organization. Interns work with a team of Chevron IT professionals and grow their skills in areas such as applications delivery, consulting, applications development, project management, NT infrastructure and SAP business analysis.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants should be students who are working toward a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, management information systems, or a related technical or business field.

American Century Investments Information Technology Internships

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About American Century Investments: Founded in 1958, American Century Investments is a privately controlled and independent investment management firm that manages equity and fixed income investments through such product offerings as mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and sub-advisory accounts.

About the program: Sophomore and junior MIS and Computer Science Majors who join our Information Technology Summer Internship Team have the opportunity to work in Application Development & Integration, or in Technical Services. Experienced professionals act as mentors to our interns in order to provide feedback and gauge process. All interns are paid a competitive salary and are enrolled in our Retirement Plan.

Eligibility requirements: Specific requirements are posted with each job listing. Typically, our IT interns are MIS or Computer Science majors in their sophomore or junior year.

Deloitte Internal Services Internship

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About Deloitte: Deloitte specializes in audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services for a broad range of clients representing more than 20 industries.

About the program: This 8-10 week internship takes place within one of the company’s Internal Services, including Technology. Consistently ranked among the nation’s best places to work by Fortune magazine and BusinessWeek, Deloitte provides college students the opportunity to gain valuable on-the-job training at a leading professional services organization and network with some of the company’s top business leaders.

Eligibility requirements: Open to Sophomores and Juniors. Deloitte looks for candidates who successfully manage strong academics with extracurricular activities. They must have a keep interest in a business careers, strong academic credentials, superior analytical and problem-solving skills, and demonstrate leadership qualities and potential.

Cigna Technology Early Career Development Program

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About Cigna: Cigna is an international health service company providing health care and related benefits to individuals through employers, brokers and consultants.

About the program: The TECDP pursues the recruitment of recent college graduates and early career professionals holding a degree in Information Technology or a related discipline. The program offers the opportunity for associates to develop and refine technical, leadership, and business skills focused on building well-rounded IT professionals. As TECDP associates begin to shape their career path through their experiences, they are supported by their TECDP class program manager, assigned IT role manager, their program “buddy,” co-workers, peers, and mentors.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in progress in Information Technology or a related discipline. They must have a 3.0 or better overall GPA.

Many internships are offered during the summer months making it more convenient for you. You can also complete an internship while earning your degree online from King University, whose flexible learning platform allows you to complete coursework on your own time. Internships are an accessible alternative to gain on-the-job experience while earning your degree in information technology. Some will even lead to new career opportunities for maximum benefit.