ISE has a strong commitment to providing valuable real-world experiences to college students looking to start a career in software engineering. This summer ISE is hosting five interns across our Coralville and Plano offices, with one of those returning from last summer. Having interns come back or decide to stay with ISE full-time after graduation is a testament not only to ISE, but also to our internship program.
To ensure a meaningful and enjoyable experience for our students, we have an employee-led committee dedicated to providing a successful internship program. The committee meets regularly during the year to prepare for their arrival, and once at ISE, discuss each interns’ progress and any potential adjustments needed to ensure our interns are learning and having fun in the process.
Since 2003, ISE has hosted summer internship programs for a total of 25 college students. Quality and commitment are extremely important to us, which is why we only select a few students to participate in our internship program each year.
In 2015, the ISE interns created the “ISE Coding Garage,” a program that gives high school students the skills needed to develop their own mobile apps. Once a week during the summer, the students meet with ISE interns to receive direct development and design help on their apps. At the end of the summer, each student presents his or her app to the community, and ISE interns and engineers with the hope to win cash awards.
This program not only helps the high school students learn more about app development, but also teaches the ISE interns how to hone their leadership and teaching skills. The ISE Coding Garage continues in 2019, with a partnership between ISE, the University of Iowa Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and Iowa City Area Development (ICAD).
ISE takes great pride in the excellent program that it has established for our interns. Our interns graduate with newly developed skills and are very proud of being part of the ISE team. Think ISE might be a good fit for your next internship? Find us at local fall and spring career fairs in Iowa and around Plano, Texas..