Course Description: click here to see the official syllabus for this class
Designed to enhance understanding of how mathematics, statistics, or computer science are actually used in practice. The objective is to provide the student with an academically-coordinated professional experience related to the studentís field of study. Students work in a private business or public agency on a project for which they can apply knowledge and experience related to their field of study. Students must meet regularly with their faculty advisors. A final paper, which will be kept on file in the Department Office, and an oral presentation are required. Students must register for the internship concurrent with the experience. COSC/MATH 380 may be taken twice but used only once toward a degree in computer science/mathematics. Offered on a pass/fail basis only.
The student is expected to work 8-10 hours per week for (during a 14-week semester), for a total of about 125 hours. The weekly hours are adjusted for summer and winter internships. Bi-weekly conferences will be held between the internship advisor and the student to see that the internship is going as expected and to help keep the work and study aspects of the internship on an even keel.
To ensure that the goals and expectations of the internship are clear to all concerned, before registering for this course, the student must have completed the Departmental Office the Internship Application Form (can be download below) or completed the online application process (also see below). The application must be signed by workplace supervisor, faculty advisor, internship coordinator, and student before the beginning of the internship.
The following are due to the internship advisor during a 14-week semester. The due dates for activities during the summer and winter sessions will be arranged by the faculty advisor.
Weekly report (the end of week each week)
Midterm Report (6th week)
Oral Presentation (13th week)
Final Report (14th week)
To Apply for MATH/COSC 380 Credit:
AFTER you get job offer from your employer and BEFORE you start your internship job, submit online application from: https://webapps.salisbury.edu/mathcosc/internship
Final Presentation Requirements:
- Click Template for Internship Presentation Brochure to complete the required information and submit to internship coordinator.
- Be there at least 15 minutes before the presentation starting time and upload your ppt to the desktop of the computer in the room.
- Dress formally or business casual.
- You have 10 minutes for the power point presentation. Please respect this time limit.
- Here is the outline of the presentation.
- Introduce the company or institution of your internship: what business they do, their products if any, the size of the company/institution, etc.
- Describe the specific responsibilities and tasks of your internship.
- Describe the challenges of this internship (new technologies, communicate with clients, etc.)
- Describe how your classroom experience helped you in your internship.
- Describe what you have learnt through this experience.
- Click here to see how to make an impressive presentation
Last updated on Thursday, 06. December 2018 12:25:58 PM by Xiaohong (Sophie) Wang