Getting proper job experience is one of the most crucial aspects of a college education. That’s why Campus Voices talked with associate professor Mark Serva, Program Director for the Lerner College’s Global Enterprise Technology (GET) program. Also joining us: Marcin Cencek, a UD student from the college of Arts and Sciences, who has recently finished his GET internship.
The GET program offers an academic minor and an internship program run across a consortium of colleges, including UD, Rutgers, Ohio State, and Syracuse. The 2014-2015 school year will have 21 students from the University completing GET internships.
The goal of the GET program is to give students from any major a chance to get involved in an eight-month, hands-on experience, without delaying graduation. GET internships provide students with the opportunity to earn enough money to significantly defray the cost of their tuition for that year while working at jobs that their coursework in the GET minor has prepared them for: enterprise system knowledge and skills, data management and modeling, large-scale software development and management, problem-solving skills and virtual teamwork, collaboration and communication.
Listen to the interview
Learn more about the GET program from Associate Professor Mark Serva, Accounting and MIS, and Marcin Cencek, A&S ’14
About our guests
Mark Serva is an associate professor of management information systems (MIS) at the University of Delaware, and Program Director for the Lerner College of Business and Economics’ Global Enterprise Technology (GET) program. He has developed and teaches classes in the MIS minor and major, including Database, Systems Analysis & and Design, Emerging Technologies, and Business Application Development. Serva has researched topics including trust in e-commerce, the use of collaborative technology, and applying latent growth models to understand longitudinal phenomena.
Marcin Cencek, Arts and Sciences ’14 (Major: English; Minor: GET, Journalism), has recently completed an internship at JP Morgan Chase. As a result of his internship, he has been offered a permanent position at JP Morgan Chase after he graduates.
- Mark Serva’s homepage
- Global Enterprise Technology program homepage
- Mark Serva’s recent research publications
- University recruits students to participate in GET minor program (UDaily, Danielle C. DeVite, 10/3/2012)