Deep partnerships with industry are essential to advancing the overall research and educational missions of our program. Whether you are a research organization, a large corporation, or a lean start-up, we can discuss what sort of partnership would best fit your needs. Participating in our Industry Connect initiative can help your organization make connections, facilitate relationships, and engage with world-class faculty and students for recruitment, research, mentoring, classroom engagement, and professional training.
Working together to support innovation, identify and attract top engineering talent, and build lasting relationships will benefit both your organization and the Department of Computer Science.
Internship programs offer a way to bring in fresh perspectives, create a pipeline for new hires and provide mentorship opportunities for existing employees. Southeastern has a pool of highly motivated CS/IT students eager to contribute to your organization!
Our Internship Program (CMPS 400) allows CS/IT students to engage with companies looking to provide experiential learning opportunities for a semester. These paid interns work 20 hours per week for fall/spring semesters and 40 hours during the summer.
Industry Connect Courses
Industry Connect partners join capstone and other core Computer Science Courses to introduce their real-world challenges, which need attention and offer their support to prepare the next generation of engineering and computing professionals. Students form teams to combine theory and practice while gaining valuable experience.
Distinguished Lecturer Series
The series features industry experts serving to introduce our students, faculty and interested guests to technologies and practices currently used in industry that can be utilized immediately in Southeastern’s industry connect classes or in personal projects, thereby connecting the theory of a university degree with state-of-the-industry and current leaders in the field.
"Our team at Elevator3 Software has worked with many of Southeastern's Computer Science students over the years. The department's curriculum and professors do a phenomenal job preparing students to make impactful contributions to development teams right out of school."
- Elevator3 Software
Southeastern Louisiana University uses Handshake as their primary career management platform, Handshake enables employers to connect with students through targeted outreach, dynamic branding, and digital features like virtual career fairs and events.
Our Department of Computer Science has an active Industry Advisory Board. IAB participants
contribute firsthand to curriculum development and implementation of essential processes