Berry Information Technology Students
The Berry Information Technology Students (B.I.T.S.)
Program is an apprenticeship opportunity associated with the Berry College
Student Work Program. Our students work in many areas of the Office of
Information Technology and learn the skills and professional manners that
will make them valuable to future employers. We foster in students a focus on
excellence in customer service, technical skills, work ethic and teamwork. Additionally,
BITS are make valuable contributions to the Berry community by assisting
faculty, staff and students with their computing problems.
The B.I.T.S. program offers students the opportunity to:
- Focus on a specific area of technical expertise
- Receive professional training and hands-on experience while earning money
- Build a professional resume by earning nationally recognized professional certifications
- Obtain references for future job opportunities
- Learn team-building
- Make new friends at work
Students who are selected to join the BITS program will be required to attend a training session prior to the start of school. Each participant will be required to obtain one certification per year.
The program allows for many different kinds of work - you are likely to find yourself:
- Answering questions and troubleshooting solutions
- Removing viruses and spyware
- Testing network ports
- Working with databases
- Assisting the network administrators
- Installing software
- Studying for certifications!
No Technical Background Required
We recruit students with a strong work ethic who are enthusiastic and interested in learning about computers. We encourage any interested student to apply, regardless of technical expertise or knowledge.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact the BITS Program at (706) 238-7967 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We
will meet with all interested students during SOAR to determine who will be selected
for the program. If you are
assigned a SOAR session later than June 30th, please call the department to set
up an appointment before June 30th. Students are selected and admitted to the
program once a year.