How to apply for the FUSION I.T. Residency

1. Apply to FUSION

  1. Apply for admission to Metropolitan State University. Students should apply to the Computer Application Development academic program through established admission processes at Metropolitan State University. Apply to the university before applying to the IT Residency program.
  2. Declare your major in Computer Application Development at Metropolitan State University.
  3. Review academic plan with Birtukan Abebe, Academic Advisor for CApp
  4. Enroll in IT Work Skills course (ICS 251)
  5. Apply online to the FUSION IT residency component
  1. Declare major in Computer Application Development at Metropolitan State University.
  2. Review academic plan with Birtukan Abebe, Academic Advisor for CApp
  3. Enroll in IT Work Skills course (ICS 251)
  4. Apply online to FUSION IT residency component
  1. Enroll in IT Work Skills course (ICS 251)
  2. If questions, review academic plan with Birtukan Abebe, Academic Advisor for CApp
  3. Apply online to the FUSION IT residency component

2. Get Endorsed

The Employer Endorsement Process:

  1. Advance IT Minnesota reviews application for minimum qualifications and notifies applicant if his/her application has been submitted to employers for review.
  2. Three employer partners will review each online application and other evidence artifacts. Based on a structured survey, reviewers will rate applicants on work readiness dimensions and assign an overall recommendation level. Acceptance is based on cumulative ratings and recommendations from three reviewers. Applicants will receive an anonymous summary of reviewer ratings and comments for career development purposes.
  3. Students are notified of decision, and must sign a commit letter within one-week of acceptance notification. If not endorsed, applicants may re-apply after addressing concerns indicated by employer reviewers.

3. Get Hired

FUSION I.T. Residency Hiring Process:
Once endorsed by the employer partners, students become eligible to participate in Residency Hiring Events, which will take place near the beginning of each semester including summer session (three times per year). These events allow both employers and students to participate in multiple interviews at single location over a defined time frame. Students and employers then submit their ranked choices based on the perceived match of career interests, skills and other factors with the available positions. The FUSION Director will then work with employers to maximize the number of compatible hires. If a student is not selected through this process, he or she will receive feedback on any potential issues that may have impacted employer hiring decisions. A limited number of alternative positions may be available to provide experience until the next selection event.

For more information, contact:
Amy Lane, Director of FUSION programs / Principal Investigator
Advance IT Minnesota
Office: 1380 Energy Lane, Ste 104, Saint Paul, MN 55108
Mail: 700 East Seventh St, Saint Paul, MN 55106
amy.lane@metrostate.edu
612-659-7225