COMPUTER SCIENCE RELATED LINKS
Association for Computing Machinery
Provides members with a variety of resources, including a digital library and online courses. It is a society made to promote Computer Science as both “a science and a profession.”
OCCUPATION/ MAJOR EXPLORATION
Makingthedifference.org: Computer Science & IT Jobs in the Federal Government
Contains specific data and statistics regarding Computer Science and Information Technology jobs in the Federal Government. Information on the site includes: salaries, jobs by location, statistics on what region the most Computer Science jobs can be found, and the number of jobs available by agency.
KSU: What Can I Do with a Major in….?
Offers a list of many specific career-occupation links within the Computer Science field that details the skills, occupational statistics, salary statistics, and the expected change and/or growth of the field.
U of A: What can I do with this major?
This document will provide you with valuable information about the areas of a Computer Science major, the major employers, and many strategies for becoming competitive.
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Provides Computer Science majors with information regarding professional careers. The information included focuses on salary, education required, links to professional associations, and a general overview regarding the field.
Applying to Graduate School in Computer Science (A U.S. Perspective)
Offers advice on graduate school for Computer Science majors, pointing out specific questions that students might have, such as Should I get a job or go to graduate school?, What can I do now to prepare?, etc.
Choosing a Ph.D. program in Computer Science
This guide offers Computer Science majors information on how to go about choosing the right Ph.D. program for them. Some of the topics included are: What Happens in a Ph.D. Program, Applying for Fellowships, The GREs, etc.
EMPLOYMENT/ INTERNSHIP RESOURCES
Offers an online search engine for those seeking careers that are technology/computer based. Jobs can be found by location and skill.
Contains a job search that is of value to Computer Science majors. Jobs can be searched for by skills, job titles, description or location.
Computerworld: Careers in IT
For job seekers, this site offers a search for careers that are IT related and available around the nation.
This agency offers jobs to those seeking careers related to technology and Computer Science.
IEEE Computer Society: careers.computer.org
Provides those interested in Computer Science with a job search and other valuable career resources.
After becoming a member, one can begin the application process online, and may search for job opportunities based on location (country/region/state). This site also provides general information on the organization, benefits, and FAQ's.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
ORAU administers a number of fellowships, internships, and research programs that are open to students (click above) from all institutions, as well as to recent graduates (click here). Science, technology, and math students might also want to check out the programs administered by the American Society for Engineering Education.
REU: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
REU provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in active research in the sciences and social sciences. The REU website allows students to search for individual sites by area and location.
SURF: NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation have partnered to sponsor research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers as scientists and engineers. Interested students must work with their department chair, the CDC, and Associate Provost Linda Coughlin on an institutional application.
Internships with Maryland Defense Contractors
The "BRAC" Internship Information Center is a new database that has been created to help students locate internships in Federal agencies as well as military units and defense contractors throughout Maryland. Great for science, math, computer science, and economics majors in particular.
SMCM Summer Computer Science Co-operative Education Program (CSCEP)
The Co-op program provides an opportunity to pursue studies in computer science, obtain work experience, earn money to help pay for their education, and participate in enrichment activities. Selected students will work full-time for one of the sponsoring organizations while living in the college dorms. Any non-graduating student can apply for entry into this competitive program. Follow the link above for details.
ACM's Jobs Site
Alone with the IEEE's site, it provides good coverage of CS openings.
Game Career Guide
A guide site for breaking into the Game Development field, one that many of CS students are interested in.
Society of Women Engineers
This professional group includes women in CS alone with ACM-W (http://women.acm.org).
A list of available jobs at the PAX in Lexington Park, MD.
St. Mary's Tech Directory
This searchable directory includes profiles and contacts for all the technology-related defense contractors in St. Mary's County. A great resource for those looking for STEM-related jobs/internships in the area. Also available in hard copy in the CDC.
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