Optional Fall Extension

JBS Summer 2011 Mobile Applications and Game Development

Duration: May 29 through Dec. 21, 2012
Potential Credits Earned: 20

Enroll in the summer JBS program and then continue your work through a 13-week full-time internship (COSI 89aj/293aj) and an independent study course (COSI 98aj/210aj).

The internship course will require students in the Extended JBS Program to keep a weekly blog on their internship and to comment on the blogs of their classmates. They will also have three essays to write about their role in their workgroup, their groups' role in the company and the company's role in the market.

The independent study will be a taught as a journal club where students will work with the instructor to select a sequence of journal articles to read and then will take turns presenting the main results in those articles and writing a final paper building on those readings.

Rising seniors planning on attending graduate school may want to use the Extended JBS Program to work on their senior research by taking their Research Internship (COSI 89aj) in a faculty lab where they can work on a potentially publishable research project. Students in this option would be enrolled in COSI 89aj and 98aj and would not enroll in other courses at Brandeis while working full-time on their research in the fall.

Courses one, two and three will run in the summer and courses four and five will run in the fall. In the fall, students will not take any other courses other than the ones listed.

1.  COSI 152aj  Web Application Development
2.  COSI 154aj  The JBS Incubator
3.  NEW! COSI 155aj  Engineering Social Networks
4.  COSI 89aj/293aj Research Internship
5.  COSI 98aj/210aj Independent Study


For Undergraduate Students


4. COSI 89aj Research Internship
Full-time internship with at least 300 hours from August to December. Students blog about their internship, comment on classmates blog entries and write papers about their internship and its role in the world. Four credits.

5. COSI 98aj Independent Study
Read scholarly articles related to web services, mobile applications and cloud computing. Requires a final paper ideally related to student's internship. Four credits.


For Graduate Students


4. COSI 293aj Research Internship
Full-time internship with at least 300 hours from August to December. Students blog about their internship, comment on classmates blog entries and write papers about their internship and its role in the world. Four credits.

5. COSI 210aj: Independent Study
Read scholarly articles related to web services, mobile applications and cloud computing. Requires a final paper ideally related to student's internship. Four credits.

International Students

International students in a visa status that allows for off-campus employment authorization can pursue a JBS program. Students will have to limit the internship to under 20 hours per week, however. Employment authorization will be required regardless if the internship/practicum/work experience is a paid or non-paid position, but the process is not a difficult one. There are limitations on the amount of employment authorization time a student can receive from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (under the F-1 Practical Training authorization or the J-1 Academic Training authorization). The time limitations can depend on whether or not the internship/experience is part-time or full-time.

Students will need to work closely with the International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) to process the necessary employment authorization BEFORE they may begin the internship or work experience. If a student wishes to pursue a JBS program, they should contact the ISSO by email (isso@brandeis.edu) or by phone (6-3480) to schedule an appointment with an ISSO Advisor to discuss these issues.