What’s next for the computer?
An internship program designed to give computer science majors an edge is coming to Canada.
The Computer Engineering Internship (CEI) program, launched in May 2017, offers an accelerated, six-week program in which students can work on their coding skills with a team of experienced developers.
The program has been accepted by the University of Waterloo and a number of top universities, including McGill University.
Computer engineering is an important field in the computing industry, with applications such as artificial intelligence, social networking and game development, among others.
For now, CEI is focused on students who want to learn the ropes of coding, and to see what they can do with the resources they can find online.
“We’re looking for students that are interested in computer science, and that are looking for an opportunity to get involved in the field,” says Joanne MacKenzie, the program’s director.
“The curriculum is aimed at students that have a background in computer sciences and technology.”
For the next two years, students can take advantage of a combination of courses, including a program that offers a hands-on curriculum.
Students can also choose to take the online, accelerated version of the program.
This is where the CEI team comes in.
Students are asked to work on the CCEI website and have a computer with them, and they can take a few days to work with a developer on the project.
After a few hours, they can return to the website to get feedback.
The feedback is then sent back to the team, and the student can apply for an internship.
“In our case, we’re looking to help students get some hands-in experience with a real project,” MacKiees says.
“They can get some feedback and work with other people to make their projects a reality.”
In addition to a team-building program, the CE I program is a way to teach students the basics of computer science.
The CCE I curriculum is also meant to help them gain experience in programming and the C programming language.
The online program can be completed online or by phone, and some of the courses include an introductory course that teaches the basics.
Other courses include a course on artificial intelligence and a class on game development.
For more information on the program, visit the CE website.
“There are a lot of opportunities out there for students who are looking to go into the industry,” says CTEs instructor, Joanna MacKuey.
“If they have the ability to do that, then I think they’ll do a great job.”
The CTE program has attracted interest from universities such as McGill, which is looking to hire more students for the program in the future.
“What’s great about CTE is it’s very hands-off, so there are no boundaries around what you can do,” says MacKiene.
“Students who have worked with the CIE team say that it’s really a great way to get a real start in the industry, and it also provides a pathway to other opportunities in the sector.”