During the summer before senior year, students are required to partake in an internship. This internship enables students to engage in real world IT events. Through this internship, students are able to utilize their project management skills and their previous experience with clients from the nonprofit project. This internship gives students a feel for how a career in IT would be. This internship also enables students to practice technical skills that they have learned throughout their CIT courses such as software design and program development.
For my summer internship I interned at Genworth Financial. I was selected for GCAS (Genworth Corporate Auditing Services). My task was to automate the generation of reports using SAP Business Objects and the messy MS SQL database that their auditing software, TeamMate, uses. The old system was to use 160 line MS SQL queries to create a table and then paste that result into excel for a VB script to transform it into human-readable output; the end result was a system where columns and other information you wanted in your table could be dragged in, and then it would generate a matching table for you and export it as a PDF.Center Student Stuart G.
In the spring of each year, Sophomores and Juniors take part in a program called Apps4VA partnering with the Center for Innovative Technology. The program aims at creating fresh, new, innovative ways to present educational data in a new light. Last year, one of the teams went on to win the First ever Virginia Virtual Datathon put on by the Governor. That team also later presented at the Commonwealth of Virginia Information Technology Symposium (COVITS) where they won the People's Choice Award. All of the applications the teams made are viewable here
Every year, Virginia spends billions of dollars on Education. Our application takes a look at these spendings as well as its effects. Is our increased spending making a difference? Visit the Analyze page to view state wide analysis, or visit the Map page to look straight into the data yourself. Use the search bar to see statistics for specific counties.
BEAST is an app created to compare teacher salary to student performance. It shows how efficiently different schools pay their teachers. BEAST also helps schools adjust their budgets after seeing this correlation. Made by: Dominic, Lauren, Peyton, Jack, Justin, Tahir, Colin, and Jessica
People with disabilities are the world’s largest minority, yet oftentimes they are not featured as much as they should be. Introducing Analysis of Special Education (ASE), the web application that breaks through the numbers to see how Special Education is succeeding in schools. With the use of education data from Virginia school systems, ASE parallels the success of students with disabilities to those without. Made by: Jessica, Nigel, Vamsi, Noah, Alex, Gurumanpreet, Qian, Benjamin, and Michael
DropStop is an app aimed at helping division and state policymakers find out where certain groups of students are falling behind. It reveals and compares dropout rates among different races, genders, disabilities, economic statuses, and LEP statuses to help establish where changes need to be made. Made by: Lexi, Sydney, Brandon, Kevin, Forest, Grant, Lee, and Ethan