College of Arts & Sciences
- Science Division
- Kirkbride Hall, Room 323
- tel: 610-499-4002
- Chair of Computer Science
- Freedom Hall, Room 318
- tel: 610-499-4035
Co-op & Internships, Computer Science
Samantha Parker ‘15
"Widener's cooperative educational program connected me with excellent real-life experience in the career of computer science. Without this opportunity I would have never been offered my current job as a software engineer that I will be pursuing immediately after graduation."
Alyssa Coffey ‘15
I had a great co-op experience implementing applications for the Navy at Life Cycle Engineering on the Philadelphia Navy Yard. I am happy to say that I got offered a full-time position after graduation. I highly recommend to anyone thinking about doing a co-op to do it, because you learn a great deal of information outside of school and learn what it's like to work in the real world.
An optional cooperative education (co-op) program provides computer science and computer information systems majors with a well-balanced combination of classroom study and work experience.
To help place students, Widener has developed strong industry relations with computer science professionals at IBM, JPMorgan Chase, and Oracle. There is no tuition during the co-op periods, and computer science majors who participate in the co-op program can graduate in the traditional four-year time frame. Learn more about the co-op program, facilitated by Career Design and Development.
In addition to co-ops, internships also provide students with valuable workplace experience. Many of the leading employers listed above also offer internship positions, and faculty members help uncover additional opportunities by connecting students with successful alumni. An annual computer science alumni banquet brings many alumni back onto campus to network with students.