Why IST?

At the College of IST, we’re about much more than computers. We are about understanding our data-driven, always-connected society and finding solutions to make our world a better place.

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Pursue Your Passion

You love solving problems. You think critically and value collaboration. You appreciate a challenge. Our interdisciplinary programs help you blend your love of technology with your diverse interests in a variety of fields to become a versatile leader in the Information Age.

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IST students are poised for success. Through a required internship program, a dedicated Career Solutions team, and two annual career fairs, you’ll drive meaningful impact in a variety of industries—no matter which path you choose.

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Student Support

At IST, you’ll find a community who knows we are stronger together. Our Office of Inclusion and Diversity Engagement is here to advocate for you and create a welcoming environment for all. Academic advisers are ready to help you make informed decisions about your future based on your interests and goals. Our Career Solutions team can provide the resources and opportunities to pursue a meaningful career. And with Penn State’s nearly endless resources for students and parents, you’ll find the people and resources to support you at every step of your journey.

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Student Success

In and out of the classroom, around the world and in their communities, IST students are creating meaningful change at the intersection of information, technology, and society.

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We Are Penn State

Penn State is more than a University—it is a community, a feeling, a shared connection. From our idyllic location in University Park, PA, to the vibrant college town around us, you’ll quickly understand why our blue-and-white pride runs so deep.

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