ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Excella is proud to be named on Vault's list of the "50 Best Internships," a competitive ranking of internship programs nationwide and across industries. Vault is a leading career information and intelligence resource, and has provided influential company rankings, profiles, ratings, and review across industries for more than two decades.
Excella's Extension Centers (XCs), located on the campuses of Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA) and the University of Maryland (College Park, MD), aim to build tomorrow's technology workforce by providing high-achieving technical students with real work experience part-time while they pursue their degree. Operating under the tutelage of experienced software developers, XC students build technical skills by providing remote software development and support to real Excella clients in the Federal, commercial, and non-profit sectors. Rising seniors may be invited to participate in a summer associate program, and graduating seniors are invited to interview for full-time roles. In 2015, Excella offered eight graduating seniors full-time roles with a 100% acceptance rate.
"The shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workers in America is challenging. While universities can teach concepts, students need real-world experience to be successful after graduation," says Margaret Archer, Excella's XC Director. "The XC pushes STEM education one-step further by giving students the opportunity to work side-by-side with consulting teams tackling some of DC's toughest technology challenges."
To compile the 2016 Vault Best Internship Rankings, Vault invited more than 600 organizations to participate in an Internship Survey. This year, more than 5,800 interns reviewed 102 different internship programs. Participants were surveyed on all aspects of their internship experience, including their quality of life, compensation & benefits, the interview process, career development opportunities, and full-time employment prospects. The 50 Best Internships Rankings reflect the highest-rated internship programs across the survey pool.
About Excella Consulting
Excella Consulting is an award-winning technology consulting firm serving the D.C. area's leading organizations. Since 2002, our expertise in software development, business intelligence, and Agile best practices has helped our clients make a lasting impact across the commercial, federal, and non-profit sectors. We measure success by the positive impact we make on our clients, community, and colleagues. Contact us at www.excella.com for services and career opportunities.
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