Career Spotlight

Summer internship aids small businesses struggling during pandemic

September 24, 2020

As the daughter of small-business owners, College of IST student Erica Mi knew the challenges these companies were facing firsthand.


IST alumnus, student partner for virtual pet-adoption-internship experience

July 30, 2020

When College of Information Sciences and Technology alumnus Kurt Heslop needed to update the website for an Oregon-based animal shelter, for which he serves on the board, he sought out a Penn State student to help complete the task.


Project-based learning leads to leadership role for College of IST alumna

July 22, 2020

Shara Beach Ryan’s list of career experiences is quite extensive — she has worked as an advertising campaign manager, front-end developer, business analyst, project and product manager, marketer and user-interface designer.


Alumnus-driven startup aids IST students seeking internship experiences

July 20, 2020

When the novel coronavirus pandemic struck, and many College of Information Sciences and Technology students faced challenges in securing summer internships due to public health guidelines, an IST alumnus rose to the occasion to help students get the experience they needed.


A federal internship in the remote workplace

June 18, 2020

This summer, as many students acclimate to virtual internship experiences due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, one Penn State World Campus student has just successfully completed an eight-month remote internship with the federal government.


From picking locks to leading information security

January 3, 2020

“A lock isn’t designed to keep people out; it’s designed to slow people down.” That was the key point that Nick Leghorn, Penn State class of 2010, took away from a hacking conference that he attended as a student.


Alumnus helping to give athletes a philanthropic platform

November 5, 2019

“Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation.” This quote by Aristotle is what drives David Costlow, Penn State class of 2003, in his career.


Hunt smarter: IST alum develops digital journal to take guesswork out of hunting

October 3, 2019

After growing up in central Pennsylvania, Dan Hansel, 2007, has an affinity for two things: Penn State and hunting.


Four IST students serving as peer career assistants at Penn State

September 5, 2019

This fall, four students from the College of Information Sciences and Technology will help fellow Penn State students navigate the job-seeking process.


IST senior lands confidential consulting internship with PwC

August 21, 2019

Alair Moody-Daniels, a senior information sciences and technology major at Penn State, planned on interning in the PwC office in her hometown of Philadelphia, but due to her technological and leadership skills, she was given the opportunity to travel to the Midwest to work with a confidential cli


Halting heists: IST senior protects casino information through summer internship

August 19, 2019

The movie "Ocean’s 11" tells the story of an elaborate casino heist run by con-man Danny Ocean and his friends, who manage to steal millions of dollars by hacking the casino’s computer systems.


Love of sports leads to dream NBA internship for IST student

August 6, 2019

College of Information Sciences and Technology student Amir Thorpe has found self-confidence through his dream internship this summer with the NBA. A senior majoring in security and risk analysis, Thorpe applied for the internship on a whim, because of his love of sports and basketball.


Security and risk analysis student uses classroom knowledge in Canon internship

August 1, 2019

Paola Macias is spending her summer working with Canon as a general affairs intern.