Educated for Success

Marist College students benefit from school's partnership with IBM

Marist College students benefit from school's partnership with IBM
Photography by Amy Etra

What the Students Are Saying

Goldsmith, as an IBM intern while at Marist, helped develop z/OS labs for the IBM Academic Initiative and a z/VM lab where students could create virtual machines. Goldsmith also contributed to the Marist/IBM joint-study program’s Sakai project.

“Working on the Sakai application exposed me to the complexities of a large-scale application,” says Goldsmith.

Scott Wetter, a Computer-Science graduate student from Cornwall, N.Y., has successfully completed the z/OS Associate Certificate Program and says the courses served as preparation for his internships with Fortune 500 Companies, setting himself apart from the other interns. “Considering the competitive nature of the industry, every advantage is welcome,” he adds.

Wetter enjoyed the mainframe internships he’s done. “The hands-on experience is invaluable,” he says. “It’s one thing to have the courses to prepare you and serve as a reference, but once you migrate from theory to application, it can get ugly. However, I found the transition very smooth.”

Caroline Vitse is a freelance writer based in Rochester, Minnesota.

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