Loyola University Chicago DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Message from Dr. Yacobellis, Undergraduate Internship Coodinator
Beyond the classroom, Loyola prepares students and graduates professionally through the university engaged learning requirement. To increase your marketability, the Career Development Center encourages you to go above and beyond this requirement by participating in student clubs, sports teams, industry specific associations, and extra-curricular projects that will teach you important professional skills. You will also likely be required through your coursework to participate in various engaged learning opportunities. Please find some information, taken from Loyola University Chicago Center for Experiential Learning's website, on these opportunities.
SERVICE LEARNING COMP 390: Broadening Participation in Computing, Math and Science (3) Students will learn about underrepresentation of various population groups in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics), as well as some of the reasons and negative effects of this situation. They will learn about techniques and educational materials for ameliorating this situation and will engage in relevant service learning activities. Outcomes: Students gain first-hand experience with broadening STEM participation and seeing how they can make a difference in the lives of other students and contribute to national needs.
INTERNSHIP COMP 391: Internship in Computer Science (1-6)Students work outside the classroom applying and extending their computer science skills, typically for at least 150 hours for 3 credits. A memorandum of understanding is required between a student, his or her employer, and the Undergraduate Program Director, followed by final reports from the student and the employer. Outcome: Application of classroom skills to real-world situations. Students must complete 3 credit hours to receive Engaged Learning credit.
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH COMP 312: Open Source Computing (3) This course will cover the fundamentals of Free and Open Source software development. Topics to be addressed include licensing, Linux, typical software development tools, applications, and techniques for managing remote servers. Outcome: Students will learn to implement projects involving Free and Open Source software and learn how to participate in open-source projects effectively.
COMP 398: Computer Science Independent Study The student and a sponsoring faculty member will determine an advanced topic for the student to work on. Outcome: Knowledge of an advanced topic.