Monday, December 8th, 2014
Location: IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC
Date: Monday, December 8th, 2014
Time: 11:45 am (buffet lunch); 12:00 noon (program starts); 1:00 pm (program ends)
Guest Speaker: USC iIT Students
USC Capstone IT Projects: From Software Development for the Boeing Company to Training Seniors on Computing Skills
Every semester, University of South Carolina senior Integrated Information Technology (IIT) students initiate, plan, execute, monitor, and close real-world IT projects for real clients using the PMI PMBOK processes. At our December Lunch & Learn program, listen about the lessons USC’s latest project management students are learning as they deal with real clients to design or update company Websites, provide technology workshops to senior citizens and high school students, and develop mobile apps for larger corporations.
Three student teams will present their experiences, while other student teams will exhibit posters about their projects.
Under the direction of Dr. Karen Patten, Assistant Professor, Integrated Information Technology, these students must complete a Capstone project prior to graduation as well as complete 400 hours in an IT-related internship. In the past, IIT student teams have also completed several projects for PMI-Midlands members as well.
Please join us in encouraging the next generation of project managers as they complete their college careers.
The Department of Integrated Information Technology (iIT) is part of USC "s College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management. The department offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Information Technology and a Master's degree in Health Information Technology. The IIT department is a founding member and strategic partner with IT-oLogy (Consortium for Enterprise Systems Management), a unique collaboration sponsored by leading companies and universities dedicated to advancing IT talent.
The undergraduate IIT program prepares students for a variety of careers in the IT industry. Students take a wide range of information technology core and advanced courses plus a foundation in general education and management, including a capstone project management class and an industry internship. The program incorporates timely industry topics and issues, such as mobile apps and cloud computing, and emphasizes technology-based decision making in dynamic business environments, giving graduates a diverse IT background. Graduates of the program are sought after by many major firms in South Carolina and beyond.