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BERRY INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS

The Berry Information Technology Students (BITS) Program is an apprenticeship work opportunity under the umbrella of Berry’s Premier Student Work Program. Our students work in many areas of the Office of Information Technology serving faculty, staff and students. We focus on excellent customer service, technical skills, work ethic and teamwork.

WHAT KIND OF WORK WOULD I DO?

The BITS Program consists of “tracks” which focus on specific types of IT support.

  • Installing software, peripherals, and assisting customers on site with Windows and Apple products
  • Managing servers and administering accounts
  • Imaging and deploying new computers in faculty and staff offices
  • Answering technical questions and troubleshooting solutions over the telephone and in the office
  • Assisting with the Berry website in web content/development

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION

Students who are selected to join the BITS program will be required to earn at least one authorized IT certification per year. Certifications are great resume builders and the BITS program covers the costs associated with studying and taking the exams.

New BITS will also be required to attend a short training session before Viking Venture. Students are typically selected and admitted to the program each year in June.

NO TECHNICAL BACKGROUND REQUIRED

We recruit students with a strong work ethic who are enthusiastic and interested in learning about technical support. We encourage any interested students to apply regardless of prior experience or expertise. All BITS work under the supervision of Berry OIT staff members and receive on-the-job training.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please complete our application. For questions about the BITS program, please contact Jerry Trammell at (706) 290-2680 or email bits@berry.edu. 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 to set up an appointment before June 30th.

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