I just graduated college.
At the end of my undergraduate career, I was awarded the Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science and a minor in Creative Writing.
I can only give the perspective as a software engineering intern, and even in software development, the tools and projects you work with vary largely from team to team.
Booz Allen has three divisions. CCG (aimed at commercial consulting), Defense (aimed at DoD consulting) , and SIG (acts as a transition from the technologies and tools learned in Defense to commercial). The SIG division has a container for interns in the form of a summer game.
Rethought the architecture and implementation for several projects from my image-based rendering class (Purdue CS-63500).
Designed and implemented the website for the indie game developers' club at Purdue University.