Math, computer science and information technology majors will learn Thursday how to add up and cash in their class experience through internships with Hawkes Learning Systems.
Hawkes Learning Systems, founded in 1979, is an educational software and publishing company based in Charleston, S.C. The company “concentrates on a complete approach with integrated textbooks, intelligent homework software, and testing assessment software, in essence a complete ‘System’ for teaching math,” according to its Web site.
This is the first time the Career Center has offered an information session on internships specifically targeting math and computer science majors, said Bradon Owen, Career Center employer relations manager.
Owen said the Career Center likes to highlight specific internships in order to help students solidify their career interests.
“It helps them to better decide what it is they want to do once they graduate,” Owen said.
Hawkes Learning Systems is offering one internship in its marketing department, 10 internships in company product development and five internships in the information technology department. The internships are all paid and will last for about 12 weeks this summer.
April Davis, from Hawkes Learning Systems marketing and recruiting, said students must have a 3.5 grade point average or higher to be considered for any of the internships.
“We do have tons of résumés coming in,” Davis said.
Besides good experience in their chosen fields, Davis said Hawkes Learning System interns may have the opportunity for a full-time job after their internships end.
The information session will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Career Center office in the Bob and Shirley Hunter Welcome Center.