Carl H. Lindner College of BusinessCarl H. Lindner College of BusinessUniversity of Cincinnati

Carl H. Lindner College of Business

UC College of Business Plans for IT Summer Camps

Link Submitted: 5/10/2010 10:19:59

For the fifth year, the INTERalliance is running its IT Careers Camps program at UC (hosted by the IS Department of the College of Business), NKU (hosted by the College of Informatics), and Miami University, Oxford (hosted by the School of Engineering and Applied Science).

Twenty students per week live in the dormitories and compete on four teams of five students, with each team sponsored and branded by a company (e.g., "Team P&G" versus "Team Cintas" versus "Team Kroger," etc.). The students go to a different sponsor site each morning and compete in problem-solving "Olympics", with the events built around real-world business challenges encountered by the host sponsor company. The students have lunch with the IT management team at the company and discuss career opportunities in IT at that firm, and then return to the host university to work on their capstone project ? the "Communication Enhancer Inventors Competition". In this weeklong design contest, the teams attempt to conceive and design a new device, methodology, or tool leveraging information technology that can help people with disabilities to better communicate. On Friday each week, the teams present their designs to a panel of judges from the local agency supporting disabled clients and the sponsors.

For more information about the INTERalliance or the IT Careers Camps, please visit