What Is GET?
Grand Opening news video (Chanel 6)
Cutting the ribbon to officially open the JPMorgan Chase Innovation Center at UD are (from left) Bruce Weber, dean of the Lerner College of Business and Economics; UD President Patrick Harker; U.S. Sen. Chris Coons; Kevin Heithaus, a senior Honors Program student who spoke about his experience with the program; Kristi Kiick, deputy dean of the College of Engineering; and Guy Chiarello, JPMorgan Chase chief information officer.
Global Enterprise Technology. Businesses today run 24/7. The systems supporting major, global companies are large and complex. These global enterprise technology (GET) systems serve as the engines behind the business processes that affect us every day, including credit card transactions, airline reservations, and customer relationship management.
Students from ALL MAJORS can enroll in the GET minor to understand these systems through coursework and hands-on experience.GET students either complete a yearlong consulting project or participate in an extended paid internship, with close mentoring from executives in highly successful companies, including J.P. Morgan, IBM, Cisco, Ernst & Young, GE and Nationwide.
Why Should I Consider Enrolling in the GET Program?
To give yourself an advantage in the job market. Although GET systems are in nearly all companies, the majority of today’s college graduates are not prepared to work effectively in the multifaceted and large-scale integrated work environments demanded by the global marketplace. GET systems often require understanding hardware and software concepts that are fundamentally different than smaller business applications. GET teaches students how to answer the following questions:
- How do you solve technology challenges in a large, complex and globally distributed environment?
- How do you take a solution and scale it up exponentially in a global environment?
- How do you communicate effectively with team members across geographies and time zones?
- What are the challenges of processing millions of critical transactions each day?
Students who graduate with a GET minor currently work at some of the world’s most successful global companies in the financial, health care, insurance and entertainment fields. Students in the GET internship program are paid competitive salaries.
The GET program is designed to be flexible, because different students have different needs. Students can choose between the GET Immersion and Non-Immersion options. With the GET Immersion Experience, students integrate coursework with an eight-month on-site internship at a partner company. The Non-Immersion option couples an innovative curriculum with a yearlong consulting project.
But I'm Not a Computer Science Major...
That’s okay! The GET program accepts students from every college and every major. The program is designed to introduce those who do not have existing experience in the field of information technology about large-scale computer systems across various industries, while providing those students with technology backgrounds the opportunity to leverage their existing skills and develop new ones in a real-world context.