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Student Life at the College of IST

College of Information Sciences and Technology

The more you learn about the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), the more you’ll realize there is no typical IST student. While our students have widely varying backgrounds and interests, what unites them is a common interest in technology, problem solving, and working with other people. As an IST student, you can pursue your interests outside of the classroom, through student organizations within the college, and at Penn State at large. IST has a diverse range of student organizations including WIST (Women in IST), D-Net (Diversity Network), IST Student Government, and the IST Special Living Option, to name a few.

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• Network with potential employers

• Connect with students, faculty, and staff around the college

• Contribute to the college’s culture

• Hone your artistic, technical, and communication skills

• Mentor others

• Work on projects with like-minded peers

Penn State Organizations IST students can take part in any of the 950+ organizations offered throughout the University. You will find our students playing in the Penn State Blue Band, competing on an intramural athletic team, or helping to raise money for kids with cancer through Penn State’s annual Dance Marathon (THON). Greek Life is also strong at Penn State— approximately 14 percent of University students are involved in a fraternity, sorority, or honor society, and there are more than 90 Greek organizations from which to choose. For more information on Penn State organizations, visit: The possibilities for being involved in IST and Penn State are endless. What will you get involved in?

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Student Organizations in IST Academic Committee Computer Networking Club (CNC) Consulting Club Diversity Network (D-Net) Enterprise Architecture (EA) Club Enterprise Systems Integration Club Field Trip Committee Future Forum Committee Game Design Club Information Assurance (IA) Club IST Diplomats IST Honors Society IST Special Living Option IST THON Committee Night of Honors Committee Outreach Committee Professional Expo Committee Security and Risk Analysis Club (SRA) Women in IST (WIST) “There are a variety of Student Organizations within the College of IST, from Game Design Club to Women in IST. There is definitely something for everyone. Most of the students are members of multiple organizations and have a leadership position in at least one. Clubs in IST give students opportunities for expanding their skills outside the classroom, which is rivaled only by real life work experience. Being a member of the clubs gives you a leg up because our companies’ first stop to recruit are the clubs because they want involved students.” —Adam Stavely, ’14 IST, 2012 Student Government president

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... people, information, and technology THAT’S IST

Being a part of an IST student organization gives you the opportunity to:

Student Life at the College of IST  
Student Life at the College of IST  

The more you learn about the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), the more you’ll realize there is no typical IST student....