4th International IT Student Seminar
Descriptive Site for 4th Annual Seminar
23-26 February, 2009
Prof. Sandra Poindexter
“How to be an IT Professional in a Global Setting”
Approximately 15 students from NMU and 4 students each from the
A unique lifetime event. This seminar brings together 25-30 upper
division IT, CS and CIS students from 4 schools for 4 full days
of learning, sharing, international team-building, and socializing.
Students are placed into multinational teams representing at least 3
countries to encourage learning about similarities and differences
between the computing programs, careers, and student life in other
||The four schools organizing the event are situated in
Finland and the
||Each school is responsible for one full day
of the seminar, and picks their own topic within the IT disciplines.
The morning sessions include presentations by faculty and showcase
presentations of coursework are given by national student teams. Each
afternoon the international student teams are given group exercises,
problems, or projects in a workshop format. They present their results
to the whole to conclude the day. Evenings are for socializing within
the international group; one evening social activity is planned by the
hosting school. The 2008 Madrid
is given here as an example.
|The hosting school is
Northern Michigan University
Approximately $80 U.S./per night for a double room, breakfast/dinner
All students and teachers will lodge at the
Ramada Inn located in the town centre of Marquette, 1.6 km from the
university. It has an indoor swimming pool and hot tub.
||A good attitude, a willingness to learn from your peers
in other countries, a desire to experience another culture, 3rd or 4th
year status, and good grades.
|| Presence at all seminar events is expected. After
the event, a short reflection report and presentation to at least 2 NMU
audiences, such as student organizations or faculty groups. The dates
will require you to obtain an excused absence from your classes.
Documentation will be provided to show instructors.
For more information about the seminar, contact the teacher at
For more information about Marquette contact Prof. Sandra Poindexter
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