CM 401 - CM 403
Systems Analysis Cooperative I-III
(1 credit hour/course)
As Of August, 2011
Procedure for Setting Up Internship
- Business firm contacts Computer Information Sciences
- Internship coordinator, in conjunction with internship
committee, determines whether proposed cooperative meets
- Provides activities appropriate for CIS internship.
- Cooperative opportunity will be an on-going
- Cooperative will be competitive in nature with no
predetermined candidate in mind.
- Cooperative will be a paid position above minimum
- Cooperative must be set up in advance and is not
available to students already working for the firm in a
similar position. It will not be possible to receive
credit retroactively for work performed.
- Business firm has identified appropriate liaison
employee to supervise coop and consult with internship
coordinator in assessing the coop's performance so that
coordinator can assign appropriate course grade
- Approved cooperative opportunities will be posted so that
qualified students may apply.
- Minimum of 3.2 GPA in CM course work.
- Completion of at least 21 hours of major CM courseware
including two semesters of programming language and CM337 (or
concurrent). Normally candidate should have completed at least 54
total credit hours (junior standing).
- Declared CIS major.
- Enrolled at Washburn University during the period of the
- Consent of department.
- Students can participate in only one internship (1 semester)
or one cooperative experience (up to 3 consecutive semesters).
NOTE: Once a student has completed CM403 (3rd semester), he/she
may continue in the cooperative experience until graduation.
- Additional requirements may be specified by the firm
requesting the cooperative.
- Student completes cooperative application and submits it to
the department early during the semester prior to the anticipated
starting date or soon after an cooperative opportunity is
- Internship committee screens potential candidates for upcoming
available cooperative. Consideration given to the applicants'
"fit" regarding the computing environment, amount of
student supervision required and available, etc. Appropriate
candidate applications are then forwarded to the business firms
- Business firms evaluate candidate applications and set up
interviews with candidates of their choice. Business firms then
notify student who has been accepted as coop. Student may accept
or reject the offered cooperative.
Determined by business firm involved in the cooperative.
Normally 20 contact hours per week during an academic
semester (Fall, Spring). During the Fall and Spring sessions
these hours would be completed over a 15-week period. During
the Summer session 40 contact hours per week would typically
be completed over an 8-week period.
Once the initial cooperative experience has been approved by
the CIS Department, cooperative activities are determined by
the employing business firm. Cooperatives are monitored by
the CIS internship coordinator periodically by phone and on
site. Participants in cooperatives are required to provide a
written journal of activities.