Computer Science

SOME PLACES OUR ALUMNI HAVE WORKED OR ARE WORKING:

Accenture Technology 
Adobe Systems
Applied Signal
Arc International 
Broadcom
Cisco
Contivo
Earthlink
General Dynamics
HP
Hughes Aircraft in LA
IBM
Intel
La Petite Academy, Chicago
NASA
National Semiconductor
Network Resource
Qualcomm
Quatum 
Ratheon 

Rocket Mobile, Inc
Sun Microsystems 
The Belote Consulting Group
The Internet Archive
Trapeze Networks
Yahoo

Locally:
Borland 
Seagate 
Plantronics 
UCSC (in IT support)
Knova Software, Inc.

Graphics students:
Nvidia
SGI
Pixar
PDI (Pacific Data Images) 
Electronic Arts

SOME JOB TITLES OF OUR ALUMNI:

Brand Consultant
Database Support Technician
Design Engineer
Director of Advanced Technology
Director of Solutions Architecture
Embedded Systems Programming Consultant
Network Consultant

Sales Engineer
Senior Marketing Manager
Senior Programmer
Senior Software Engineer
Software Engineer
Staff Engineer

COMMON CAREER PATHS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS:

Programming: Systems, Scientific Applications, Business Applications, Project Management

Systems Development: Analysis, Design, Support, Quality Assurance, Specialty Systems: Database, Client-Server

Network Technology: Installation, Maintenance, Administration

Internet: Programming, Software Design, Systems Analysis, Web Page Design

Consulting: System Installation, System Implementation, Training

Education: Teaching, Instructional Technology

Non-Technical: Customer/Product Support, Technical Writing, Sales & Marketing

INDUSTRIES THAT EMPLOY COMPUTER SCIENCE MAJORS:

Computer and Software Vendors
Software and computer companies
Management & Consulting firms
Research laboratories 
Local, state and federal government agencies
Large organizations including: Universities, banks, retail chains, and manufacturers
On line and Internet service providers
Internet related companies: service providers, browsers, search engines, website design services

JOB WEBSITES:

Career Marketplace
 
Computerjobs.com 
Computerwork.com 
Jobs for programmers 
Jobs in C++

Just Tech Jobs 
Softwarejobs.com 
Tech-Centric 
Techies 

ASSOCIATIONS:

Association for Women in Computing 
Computing Research Association 
IEEE Computer Society (includes a job board you can subscribe to)
IEEE Magazine - Computer
Independent Computer Consultants Association
Internet Society (Search under “STC Members”, “Career Center”)
IWA: International Webmasters Association 
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics 
Society for Technical Communication (technical writing jobs)
Advanced Computer Systems Association

JOB PREPARATION STRATEGIES:

  • Obtain an internship, summer or volunteer work in a career field you are considering
  • Do an undergraduate research project
  • Join a student branch of a professional association
  • Develop good communication skills including: public speaking skills and writing skills
  • Develop good resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing and job networking skills
  • Learn about federal, state and local government job applications process