Excella Extension Center
Computers - Electronics, Website, Software, Networks & Services
Excella is an Agile technology firm and transformative partner to Washington, DC’s leading organizations. The Extension Center, located at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, delivers Excella’s award-winning internship program, where students gain hands-on work experience to complement their studies. The internship program is career-focused, advancing students’ technical and professional skills through authentic experiences and mentoring.
Excella’s Extension Center program addresses the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills shortage by engaging young people of varied backgrounds with the technology workforce. Under the mentorship of experienced Excella’s technologists, students work part-time providing remote software development and support to Excella’s client delivery teams in the federal, commercial, and non-profit sectors.
Students work on client projects developing software and growing their skills in C#, .NET, Java, Python, and Ruby. Students also learn database skills, Agile software development practices, and test-driven development principles.