CSIT Students

CSIT students are known for their creativity and hard work. Most CSIT students also complete internships that complement their class work. Its no wonder why 100% of dedicated CSIT students get jobs!

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See the sidebar menu for information on CSIT awards and the CSIT academic integrity policy. See below for more student resources and information..


Internships

Internships are an important part of a student’s college experience and often provide a foot in the door for professional employment. CSIT students are able to choose from local internships to internships across the nation. See more information on CSIT internships.

Student Projects & Research

Mobile apps and gaming are taught in many of our courses. Students create independent projects tailored to their own interests. Students learn all of the necessary skills for software development (software analysis & design, project management, algorithmic design, database design, graphics programming, team work, computer security, quality assurance) in a fun and exciting way!

Check out the CSIT student projects

Online Programs & Courses

Online Programs & Courses

Job Listings for CSIT Students and Alumni

The CSIT Department keeps a website updated with job announcements for students and alumni. These include both local part-time employment and national full-time employment for after graduation. CSIT Job Website. Please contact the Chair of the CSIT Department, Dr. Sherri Harms, at 308-865-8370 or harmssk@unk.edu if you are a current CSIT student or a CSIT alumnus and would like an account in this system.

ACM

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The ACM @ UNK chapter aims to promote research, projects and collaboration between students and faculty at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. This website serves as both a repository for project information and a way for students to communicate openly and work together on ideas and projects. 

ACM also promotes having fun together and sponsors monthly board game nights. Ever played Ugg-Tect? Captain Sonar?

Apple Development Resources

Microsoft Development Resources

  • UNK participates in the Microsoft Imagine, which provides free software, free training which leads to Microsoft Certifications. Students can take the certification exams for 1/2 price, and if they do not pass the first time, the second try is free. This is a great way for students to build their skill set and to improve their resume. As you register, state that you are a "CSIT" student, and need "premium" access.
  • Microsoft Students to Business provides 55% discounts for Microsoft certifications and much more.

Alumni Quotes

What do you like most about the CSIT department?

DevinWhat makes UNK's Computer Science and Information Technology programs stand out from other programs around the area and what has become my favorite part of the school is how small and personal the programs are. Students get to work side-by-side with experts in their field enabling students to maximize the amount they get to learn. A real friendship is created between students and teachers that fosters a learning environment not possible in bigger programs. Devin, 2015 IT System Administration graduate, Odell, NE

BrianMy favorite thing about the CSIT department is the individual attention that I am able to receive from my instructors as class sizes are relatively small compared to other classes that I've taken on campus. I feel like my instructors know me on a personal level and are eager to see me advance my skill sets. Brian, 2015 IT Web Development graduate, Kearney, NE

DanielI like the low faculty to student ratio and individual attention, which have certainly made me grow by making me feel like a member of the team rather than another student in the crowd. Daniel, 2015 CS graduate, Freeport, Grand Bahama

RachelThe thing that I like most about the CSIT department is that there are so many wonderful people in it, and that they are very helpful and encouraging. It always amazes me to see all of the great research people do and the cool ways that they use all sorts of different technology. Rachel, 2017 CS graduate, Kearney, NE


Why did you choose UNK to study Computer Science?

Compared to other colleges and universities, UNK's CSIT program was the most stable and promising. The program overall did not seem intimidating, and though it can get difficult at times (as all courses of study do), the professors are more than willing to encourage and help students. Internship opportunities aided greatly in my decision to study computer science at Kearney, along with smaller class sizes that encourage interaction between professors and fellow students. Ben,  2017 CS graduate, Columbus, NE


How has your internship been helpful, and what internship opportunities are available to students in CS & IT majors?

My internship (Xpanxion) has provided me a chance to use my studies in real world applications and get great on the job training. There are internships for development, networking, quality assurance and many other opportunities for students of all interests in CS & IT majors. Taylor, 2015 CS graduate, Kearney, NE