UNC Charlotte and Bank of America announce Applied Technology Program

UNC Charlotte is partnering with Bank of America on an innovative new program for the next generation of knowledge workers.

The Bank of America Applied Technology Program is designed to give students the opportunity to work for the bank while pursuing their undergraduate degrees. The 17-month program will provide students studying technology and business the means to gain real world experience in the financial services industry.

The pilot phase of the program launched this monthand includes nine students from UNC Charlotte’s College of Computing and Informatics (CCI). It will expand next year to include students from both CCI and the Belk College of Business.

More comprehensive in scope than a traditional co-op or internship, the students will be educated and working for the entire period of 17 months. The goal is to provide each student with relevant experiences that will enable them to grow into appropriate roles in the corporate environment. During each period of the program, the students will either be receiving college credit or getting paid on a competitive scale.

Beginning spring of 2011, students will start the program during the second half of their junior school year for course credit, work during the summer full-time, and resume their work throughout their senior year on a part-time basis until graduation. The students will work in a bank office dedicated to the program, located near campus.

The program is targeted to UNC Charlotte students in their junior year with a minimum 3.0 grade point average, with coursework related to the program’s balanced technology content.

"The Bank of America Applied Technology Program provides tremendous academic and professional opportunities for UNC Charlotte students," said Belk College Dean Joe Mazzola. "What makes it especially valuable and unique is the way the program views student participation. This program understands that students, who are often leading-edge adaptors of new technologies, provide an important source of knowledge.”

Belk College students who wish to learn more about the program should contact Dr. Chandra Subramaniam at csubrama@uncc.edu.