Professional Development

Upon graduation, students will be well-prepared to pursue a graduate degree or compete for the high-demand, high-paying jobs in computer science.

CS Career Opportunities

  • There are CS jobs in a broad range of fields, including health and medicine, education, film and video game creation, biology and business.
  • U.S. universities are expected to produce less than 50% of the needed graduates in computing-related fields.
  • Sixteen of the top 50 jobs in terms of pay and growth rate are in information technology.

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Internship and Job Preparation

CSin3 students graduate as well-rounded individuals; they are not only academically strong but have the professional skills to ensure success after graduation. Weekly professional development workshops are a key component of CSin3.

Friday Cohort Enrichment (FCE)- 1st-year students

In the 21st century, college students need more than an education plan to succeed in their field of study. FCE provides cohort students a space to increase their chances of success by focusing on proven college success, industry preparation, and personal development tactics over a three-hour weekly workshop. FCE provides students an environment where they build community, grow as computer science students, and learn to become the best versions of themselves.

Above and Beyond Computer Science (ABCS)- 2nd and 3rd-year students

In their second year, students apply for summer internships (there are no classes scheduled for the second summer). ABCS provides students with the resources outside of the classroom that they need to land an internship position. They fine-tune their resumes, practice interview skills, and hear from industry guests. Our staff checks in with each student regularly to see their progress and to make sure that they have all the resources they need.

Third years often return with a job offer from the company they interned at. They will update their resume and continue to practice interviewing or work on their graduate school applications. In addition, we ask our that our third year students mentor and assist the second year students.

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Industry Connections

Our industry partners are a key component to the professional success of our students. We have many industry partners that support our program and hire our students. Companies come regularly to network, give resume feedback, and conduct mock interviews. In addition, we will often host real interviews for internship/job positions on campus.

Companies that have worked with our students include:

  • Salesforce
  • Facebook
  • HeavyConnect
  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • Salesforce
  • Intel
  • SSCSinc
  • Delegate
  • Slack
  • Driscoll’s
  • Naval Postgraduate School
  • Intuit
  • Advanced Onion
  • Cisco Systems
  • VMware
  • Capital Insurance Group
  • iFood Decisions
  • Adobe
  • Digital NEST
  • Zynga
  • Panafold
  • Apple
  • Google
  • LanguageLine
  • Synopsis
  • JPMorgan
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