Major to Career: Computer Science
On this page you will find information about careers pursued by Computer Sciencemajors, skills Computer Science majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the Computer Science program.
It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.
On the right is a comprehensive list of job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in Computer Science.
- Problem Solving: Computer Science students have the ability to identify a problem, recognize its source, evaluate hidden assumptions, and develop a new solution.
- Analytical Thinking: Computer Science students learn to create and evaluate logical arguments, as well as to generate new ideas.
- Patience & Attention to Detail: Computer Science majors learn to pay attention to all of the small details of a program so that it will run properly. Patience is developed by reworking programs that do not work correctly.
Career-Related Web Sites
Computer Jobs Store
Job search database that caters to jobs in the computer science industry.
Yahoo Index of Computer Science
Features links to various areas of study in computer science, journals, and job opportunities.
IEEE Computer Society
Membership opportunities that give you access to publications, conferences, job openings, and a digital library.
Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers
Professional organization for the advancement of technology.
Computing Research Association
Resources for those interested in working in computing research.
Association for Computing Machinery Career Resource Centre
A resource where job seekers and employers of the computing industry can connect with each other.
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Gain insight about careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and health care.
IT World Career News
News, blogs, and business insight relating to the Information Technology field.
For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Links page.