We create IT experiences for students that will prepare them to be competitive in IT career fields upon graduation.

Student Professional IT Experience (SPRITE)

The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) within the Division of Student Affairs offers the SPRITE program, which is an integrated high impact learning program for student employees.  The SPRITE program provides an intentional learning environment for student employees of DoIT that formalizes and builds student development and training across functional teams and content areas of IT, while student employees are working with the department as student technicians. The SPRITE program applies to IT student workers and graduate assistants in the Department of IT (DoIT).

Program Goals

Expose students to a broad range of IT disciplines.
Provide self-guided and supervised training and experiences to give students the skills they need to be competitive.

Areas of Concentration

Participants will be exposed to multiple areas of professional IT work such as;

  • Service Desk
  • Applications Development
  • Systems Administration
  • Databases
  • Project Management
  • Business Analysis

Training and assessment will also be given in a variety of soft-skill competencies necessary for successful entry-level IT professionals. Areas of training include;

  • Teamwork
  • Verbal Communication
  • Decision-Making
  • Problem-Solving

How It Works

The SPRITE program aims to utilize high impact education practices and hands on training to provide a more systematic approach to developing, documenting, and assessing student learning and experiences.  The result is that when a student leaves employment from DoIT, the student has participated in a transformative learning experience designed to increase career readiness and has documentation that describes the individualized activities and competencies demonstrated by the student.  All student employees and graduate assistants are paid student employees, and are expected to work 10-20 hours per week.


Phase 1 of the SPRITE program is composed of learning objectives to build competency in areas DoIT deems critical to student employee success in all areas of the department.  Learning objectives in phase 1 include: Orientation to the Division of Student Affairs, Communication Basics, ITIL Basics, and ServiceNow Basics.


Phase 2 of the SPRITE program includes most of the SPRITE curriculum.  Learning objectives in Phase 2 span most of DoIT’s functional areas and offer broad exposure to specialized competencies needed for DoIT to operate on a day-to-day basis.


Phase 3 of the SPRITE program contains the learning objectives most directly related to post DoIT employment and include preparation for job searching, interviews, and other career preparation skills.

For More Information

Contact Cameron Baker at or call 979-862-7990.