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Alum Success

"An opportunity like this never would have come available to me if I had not taken the program in the Sault College/LSSU International Division," Hornblower said. "My employer was very impressed with the fact that I not only had a degree in computer networking, but the hands-on knowledge, as well. This is the main reason that I was hired."

Andrea Hornblower, '06
Network Administrator
Brac Informatics Centre,
Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Tom Boger
Thomas Boger
Department Chair
Office: CAS 206A2
Phone: (906) 635-2427
Fax: (906) 635-6663

Ms. Colleen Barr
Academic Secretary

School of Mathematics and Computer Science

Mathematics

If you are pursuing a college degree in mathematics, you are well on your way to one of the best jobs in America today. Mathematician, actuary, and statistician rank as the top three occupations in the country, according to an article published in Wall Street Journal’s Career Journal.

“This is great news for our math majors,” says Lake Superior State University professor Thomas Boger, who heads up the School of Mathematics and Computer Science. “Over the years, our mathematics alumni have shared their success stories with us. This study further confirms that we are preparing students for satisfying careers.”

Computer Science

Career projection outlooks have stated that computer networking professionals will be in high demand for many years to come. Strangely enough, there are very few U.S. universities and colleges that offer a 4-year degree in computer networking, especially one that provides students with hands-on experience with a variety of hardware and software.

"In addition to the computer networking degree, employers in the networking field today are looking for industry certifications, hands-on training, and work experience," says Mark Terwilliger, professor in computer science. "The LSSU Computer Networking degree provides all of those things."

Many of the courses in the computer networking curriculum help prepare students for the industry-standard certifications that employers are looking for. These include certifications such as Cisco, CompTIA, Novell, and Microsoft. The degree also requires a full year internship or co-operative as a capstone experience.

Recent graduates from the program have been finding jobs in a variety of settings. The degree is intended to prepare students for work as a network administrator, web analyst/designer/programmer, system administrator, or help desk/support specialist.

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IT Intern - Info Services Dept., City of Sault Ste. Marie, MI

William J. Mattson

The project consisted of working with a lead technical professional with the City of Sault Ste. Marie Information Services Department. Tasks involved shadowing an IT lead during the day-to-day to operations of the IS Department. Most of the assigned duties involved diagnosing and troubleshooting defective workstations and laptops, replacement of defective components as well as the installation of operating system software. The remainder of the project was spent completing an inventory of city-wide, IT-related equipment for the purpose of assessment by the city planners.

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