Beginning spring 2024, Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja College of Business and Washkewicz College of Engineering will offer all undergraduate majors a unique opportunity to gain in-demand skills and real-world experience alongside peers from around the world -- without the requirement to travel.
In the all-new CSU Global Tech Experience program, students will collaborate with their counterparts from 50+ countries to work on projects with iconic organizations like Intel, the GRAMMYs and charity: water.
“Offering the Global Tech Experience to our Cleveland State University undergraduate students will enable them to boost their resume, gain valuable skills and complete real-world projects with internationally recognized organizations,” said CSU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Nigamanth Sridhar, Ph.D.
“The Washkewicz College of Engineering has been providing co-operative educational experiences to our students for 100 years,” added Richard Schoephoerster, Ph.D., dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering at CSU. “We are excited to partner with Podium Education and include a new virtual model that combines industrial projects with international collaboration.”
The CSU Global Tech Experience has four innovative tracks that students can pursue -- earning a possible three or six credits in each track -- over the course of the spring. Each track has zero prerequisites and is open to students from all majors and backgrounds.
“We encourage all CSU undergraduate students to take advantage of the CSU Global Tech Experience,” said Melissa Gruys, Ph.D., dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business at CSU. “It is important that students build their digital acumen in coding, digital marketing and data analytics in order to compete in the global market.”
In the program, students will:
- Work in small groups with other students from 50+ different countries
- Gain work experience by solving real-world problems for global organizations across a variety of industries
- Build competency in the most in-demand industry tools like Tableau, Shopify and Python
- Learn to critically reflect and apply new global concepts through workplace simulations and training from the United Nations
Enrollment is now open for spring. Learn more about these programs on the CSU Global Tech Experience website and get ready to jumpstart your career with a global impact!