Global Enterprise Technology

Businesses today run 24/7. The systems that support major, global companies are large and complex. These global enterprise technology (GET) systems serve as the engines behind the business processes (e.g., credit card transactions, airline reservations, and customer relationship management) that we rely on every day.

The GET minor enables students to understand IT systems. Students from both from within and outside the Lerner College can enroll in the GET minor. The GET Minor has two options. 

With the Immersion Option, GET students complete an onsite six-month internship program and work with executives in highly successful companies, including J.P. Morgan Chase, Ernst & Young, KPMG, PwC, SafeNet, SevOne, QVC, PEPCO Holdings, and Stroz-Friedberg. These positions pay very well, and students can often continue to live in their dorm or apartment on campus.

For students who cannot work offsite, the GET program has a more traditional option that enables students to learn about these large-scale systems while completing on-campus coursework. 

To learn about the course requirements for the GET Internship and On-Campus option, click here.

Why Should I Consider Enrolling in the GET Program?
To give yourself an advantage in the job market. Although GET systems are in nearly all companies, the majority of today’s college graduates are not prepared to work effectively in the multifaceted and large-scale integrated work environments demanded by the global marketplace. GET systems often require understanding hardware and software concepts that are fundamentally different than smaller business applications. GET teaches students how to answer the following questions:

  •  How do you solve technology challenges in a large, complex and globally distributed environment?
  • How do you take a solution and scale it up exponentially in a global environment?
  • How do you communicate effectively with team members across geographies and time zones?
  • What are the challenges of processing millions of critical transactions each day?

Students who graduate with a GET minor currently work at some of the world’s most successful global companies in the financial, cybersecurity, and entertainment fields. Students in the GET internship program are paid competitive salaries.

But I'm Not a Computer Science Major
That’s okay! The GET program accepts students from every college and every major. The program is designed to introduce those who do not have existing experience in the field of information technology about large-scale computer systems across various industries, while providing those students with technology backgrounds the opportunity to leverage their existing skills and develop new ones in a real-world context.

For More Information
Contact Professor Mark A. Serva at (831-1795, Purnell 012).

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