The Department’s strong ties to local, regional and national industry creates unparalleled opportunities for the Program’s students and alumni. Local employers that have hired our students include HP, Micron, Microsoft (Boise), Clearwater Analytics, CRI, Sybase, Balihoo, Mark Monitor, Cradlepoint, PinnPointe, FTF Technologies, TenXys, Power Engineers, Idaho DEQ, Intermountain Gas, Boise Inc, and several others.
“I’ve been involved in hiring at Clearwater Analytics for over 7 years, and one thing stands out as an indicator of how well a recent college graduate will do in an interview: Have they had a meaningful internship? That one factor is a better predictor of how a student will do in our interview process than the school they are attending or their GPA. It’s one of the main reasons we have a strong internship program each summer. It is the best preparation for students to excel outside of the academic world. Nothing will better prepare you for your first “real” job than a meaningful internship, where you contribute alongside everyone else. You learn a LOT, have a lot of fun doing it, and the best part is they pay you!”
– James Price, Head of Development, Clearwater Analytics