DeRisk IT Inc. and Bevill State Community College Collaborate for Valuable Student Internship
Winfield, Alabama – January 20, 2009 - DeRisk IT Inc. and Bevill State Community College (BSCC) are pleased to announce their partnership to broaden awareness of the Quality Assurance presence in the IT industry by offering a dynamic internship in the computer science field to students starting January 2009. Lann Stewart, Vice President Global Sales, stated, “I am very excited about this opportunity to offer students a chance to intern at DeRisk IT Inc. and become aware of the vast opportunities in the software testing arena. There is not much exposure to our industry in this part of the country and this gives our company, as well as Bevill State Community College, a chance to show individuals that there are rewarding careers in this industry nationwide.”
According to Stewart, “This is a win-win situation for DeRisk IT Inc., Bevill State Community College, and the community.” The students will be introduced to the software testing industry and gain a working knowledge of the industry in hopes that students will pursue a career in this field.
Through the internship, students have the opportunity to sign up for the CIS 284 class at the Bevill State– Fayette Campus for credits towards their degree. Stewart and Max Weaver, BSCC Fayette Campus Associate Dean, have collaborated efforts in order for this class to become a reality. Students will attend their regular classes and work on-site for DeRisk IT for a minimum of 15 hours per week.
"Bevill's partnership with DeRisk IT Inc. is a wonderful opportunity for Bevill State Computer Science students," said Sherie Fleming, Interim Associate Dean of the Career Technical Education division. "The ability to earn college credit while also earning experience in one's field before graduation enhances a student's professional and emotional maturity level. Students will also have the opportunity to establish valuable connections which may lead to a brighter and more promising professional career. "
Bevill State Community College is an accredited, comprehensive, learning-centered institution dedicated to providing quality educational opportunities and services that enrich lives intellectually, culturally, and economically.
DeRisk IT Inc., founded in 1998, continues to make quality their top priority, while maintaining a simple and flexible approach to meeting clients needs in an ever changing environment. Through their offsite testing facility, DeRisk IT Inc. is able to provide a cost-effective, high success approach to the client, without compromising the benefits of onsite contracting. They have offices in the United States and the United Kingdom.