Excella Consulting’s Internship Program Receives Top Honors from Vault.com

Career Climbers / 12th October 2016

Excella Consulting, a leading provider of Agile software development in D.C., has been included on Vault.com’s “Top Internships” list for the second year in a row. The firm was recognized in four out of 13 categories based on feedback from a nationwide survey of students and employers. Excella’s program, known as the “Extension Center,” was ranked #4 for “Best Consulting Internships” and #15 for “Best Internships for Career Development.”

Excella’s Extension Center, located on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA, provides high-achieving computer science students with part-time work experience while they pursue their degrees. Students work side-by-side with experienced software developers to build technical skills while providing remote software development support to Excella’s clients in the federal, commercial, and non-profit sectors. Successful rising seniors are invited to participate in a 12-week summer associate program in the DC metro area, and graduating seniors are invited to interview for full-time roles.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Vault.com as a Top Internship in the consulting industry,” said Margaret Archer, Director of University Programs at Excella. “Our program provides unique opportunities for students to expand their technical and professional skills outside the classroom.”

Excella’s program was ranked alongside global consulting firms like Bain & Company, Deloitte, PWC and Accenture.

“We are building tomorrow’s technology workforce at the Extension Center,” said Steve Cooper, Founding Partner at Excella. “We’ve found a way to bridge the gap between universities and employers in the STEM field, while providing great value to our clients. It’s a win for everyone involved.”

Excella’s Extension Center (known casually as the “XC”) has grown so rapidly that the firm has established a brand new office at Virginia Tech. VIPs and alumni will gather on December 8th for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.  “This new, state-of-the-art center demonstrates the bright future we see for Virginia’s rising technology sector,” said Cooper.

Vault’s rankings and reviews are sourced from directed surveys of professionals and students, and evaluate companies, schools, and internships in terms of prestige, best place to work, diversity, quality of life, compensation and other categories. Vault surveyed more than 11,000 current and former interns from more than 100 employers to create the 2017 Top Internships list. Click here for a complete list of rankings.

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