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This page is dedicated to potential employers of IST students in either internships or after graduation employment. The following topics will be covered:

-What is IST?
-What topics are covered in IST?
-How do I get an IST intern?

What is IST?

A past IST student best explains IST as the following:

“IST is about using technology to solve problems, and solving problems makes people’s lives better.”

The philosophy of Penn State’s School of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) is to build “Leaders for a Digital Global Economy.” The IST faculty at Penn State DuBois models that belief by developing a curriculum that helps students develop the following skills:
-learning and managing the ever changing new technologies in the information technology field;
-bridging the communication gap between business professionals and information technology professionals;
-focusing on the application of technology as a solution;
-learning to work on industry problems in a team atmosphere;
-polishing oral and written communication skills.

What topics are covered in IST?

Having graduated with an IST networking associate degree from Penn State DuBois, the student will be able to do the following:
-install, manage, and troubleshoot PCs with multiple operating systems including Windows 98, NT, ME, 2000, and XP;
-develop an in-depth network design using Microsoft Visio;
-transfer the network design to Netcracker, a network simulator, and to test their design;
-run network cable (CAT 6 and fiber optic);
-design, implement, and manage networks using Microsoft Servers 4.0, 2000, 2003, and Red Hat 9/0 Linux;
-configure and manage hubs, switches, routers, and other network equipment using Routersim and Network Visualizer (Cisco network simulators) and performing the same tasks on the actual equipment in the lab;
-plan and implement wireless networks;
-implement the following specialized servers:
-web servers (Microsoft IIS and Red Hat 9.0);
-email servers (Microsoft Exchange Server 2000 and 2003);
-database servers (Microsoft SQL 2000 server);
-ftp servers (Microsoft IIS and Red Hat 9.0);
-use Microsoft Project to manage projects.

How do I get an IST intern?

If you are interested in hosting an IST intern, contact Jason Long. Jason is the Penn State DuBois IST Internship Coordinator. His phone number is (814) 372-3000 and his email address is