Students of the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science are being encouraged to pursue internships that are important for a successful entry into the job market after graduation. Students take internships in areas as diverse as telecommunications, web design, news media, insurance, finance, and many others. The Career Center maintains a database of internship opportunities.
Students often design their internships as a cooperative education experience (co-op) enhancing the academic program. Contact the internship adviser Prof. Manfred Minimair when you start planning your internship.
Careers in Computing
There are many career opportunities for computing professionals with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Career paths typically involve the following tasks:
designing and building reliable software, including aspects of interface design, security issues, web development, mobile computing, etc.
developing efficient solutions of computing problems, such as storing information in databases, sending data over networks or providing new approaches to security problems.
devising new and better ways of using computers and addressing particular challenges in areas such as computer aided design, robotics, or computational sciences,
More information about careers in computing can be found at the ACM career site, and the National Center for Women & Information Technology career resource page.
The Career Center maintains an internship and employment database. It also provides an online resume and interview tutorial, and eResume books. Moreover, it runs an online Alumni Career Mentoring program. Furthermore, the Career Center frequently organizes career fairs and provides information on external fairs in the local area. For further information, contact the Career Center and ask for the representative for computing students.
A bachelor’s degree in computer science is an excellent foundation for graduate study. Opportunities for continued studies include computer science, areas of engineering, computational sciences, bioinformatics and more.