Jobs and Internships

MSWS students

As part of your curriculum (the "residency" component), you are encouraged to do an internship with a company or a faculty member during the summer. If you choose not to, you must take a normal course elective to make this up. There is a 4-credit course associated with this, CS689, and you must sign up for and pay for that class. The 4 credits are part of your 36 credits to graduate. International students must complete a CPT (curricular practical training) application process. A CPT application packet can be picked up at the international student services office in UC402. The instructor in charge of the course will be coordinating summer residency/internships and provide you with the advisor letter. Students will be required to make proposals and do a final presentation/report as part of the course work. This does not consume an international student's OPT (optional practical training) time, which is typically used after graduation.

MSCS students

Students are not required but are encouraged to do an internship during the summer after their first year. Domestic students are allowed to do this without taking a course, but we encourage you to do internships as part of your curricular to gain the guidance of a faculty member who can provide advice and so on. For MSCS students we have a 2-credit special topics course, CS 695 - Practicum Study, that is above and beyond the 36 credits needed for graduation. It is a way to formally recognize your internship on your transcript. This course is also only allowed during the summer. International students must complete a CPT (curricular practical training) application process. A CPT application packet can be picked up at the international student services office in UC402. Students will be required to make proposals and do a final presentation/report as part of the course work. This does not consume an international student's OPT (optional practical training) time, which is typically used after graduation.

It is not the responsibility of the faculty to place students in internships, though as you can see from our recent emails we will work to help you get a position. Students must have a 3.0/4.0 GPA to participate.

Selected recent internships

SAP
Technorati
BEA
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Internet Archive
Salesforce.com
Sun Microsystems
Texas A&M University
Jeteye

USF Career Placement

USF students get jobs at the best companies and are admitted to top graduate schools. See USF career planning and Computer Science Job Resource Center .

Computer Science Alums

 

Dennis Batey
B.S. Computer Science program
Dr. Batey earned his M.S. in Computer Science at Harvard University, completed his M.D. program and is now practices medicine in Alaska.

Theodore Bisson
B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics program
Mr. Bisson worked on the design team for the best-selling computer games: Diablo and Diablo II.

Danny Chen
B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics program
Dr. Chen completed his Ph.D. studies in Computer Science at Purdue University and is now a professor of Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame where he and his colleagues developed an important new cancer treatment being used nationwide. Dr. Chen's main research interests are in the areas of algorithm design, analysis, and implementation, computational geometry, parallel and distributed computing, computational medicine, data mining, robotics, VLSI design, and computer graphics. He has developed many efficient sequential and parallel algorithms for solving fundamental geometric, graphic, and combinatorial problems, and has published over 90 journal and conference papers in these areas. In addition, he has given many invited talks on his research work at conferences, research institutes, and computer science departments in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Michael Del Rosario
M.S. Computer Science program
Dr. Del Rosario earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science at Cornell University and is now a university professor.

Patrick McGovern
B.S. Computer Science program
Patrick McGovern is the Director of  SourceForge.net , an organization that provides full web-based administration for companies. Patrick previously led  VA Software  where he guided the SourceForge project to international recognition and over 1 million registered participants.

Raul Ocazionez
M.S. Computer Science program
Mr. Ocazionez has pioneered his own software company,  Informatix , with offices now in San Francisco and Sacramento. They focus in human services and Child Support Enforcement (CSE). Informatix now handles CSE for over 95% of the counties in California. They also now manage a large state contract for software supporting 911 emergency response.

Boris Weissman
B.S. Computer Science and Mathematics program
Dr. Weissman completed his Ph.D. studies in Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley.

John Witchell
M.S. Computer Science program
John Witchell was a key player in the development of the FlashMob Supercomputer event at USF and designed the official websites for Al Gore's presidential campaign.  John recently founded prosper.com.

 

Selected grad schools

USF undergrad and graduate students have gone on to graduate school at excellent schools such as:

MIT
UC Davis
UCLA
UCSD
Syracuse
Stanford
Berkeley
Indiana University
University of Chicago
Purdue University

Selected companies

USF undergrad and graduate students have gone to work for great companies like:

Apple
Netscape
Sourceforge
Electronic Arts
BEA
Blizzard
Macromedia
Microsoft
IBM Research
Lawrence Livermore National Lab
Lawrence Berkeley Lab
Internet Archive
Intel
Sun
Pixion
SAP
Webex
Thortech
Embarcadero Technologies
Akamai
Oracle
VMWare
Walt Disney Imagineering
Jeteye
Hitachi
First American Title Company
Unisys
TRW Financial Systems
Wells Fargo Bank
Data General
Anderson Consulting
Chevron Information Technology Company
Underwriters Laboratories
Toshiba America

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