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A Reboot in Recruiting Women Into Computer Science

December 14, 2012

"When girls think of computer science, they think of the gamers and sitting in a cubicle to program," says Cassidy Lamm, a sophomore at the U. of Alabama at Tuscaloosa. "But I've found that you can do so much more with it." ...

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GM to bring 500 IT jobs to Austin

September 7, 2012

General Motors, which is shifting computer technology functions into the company from outside firms, plans to open a new information technology center in Austin that will staffed by at least 500 people. ...

The IT industry is begging for women workers

August 11, 2012

When it comes to the technology industry, women are an endangered species. The number of women entering computer science and information technology fields is dramatically lower than their male counterparts, and the figure is shrinking. Take a ride up the corporate ladder, and the numbers get even smaller. ...

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Intern Stories: A Summer at Amazon

July 23, 2012

By Katie Thompson, the Career Design Center Elynn Lee is a Software Development Engineering (SDE) intern at Amazon on the Kindle Reader Framework team. This is her second internship, her first one being at Facebook in Palo Alto, California. She is simultaneously doing research on a SRC-URO fellowship in Computational Epidemiology. ...

Intern Stories: Facebooking on the Job

July 19, 2012

By Katie Thompson, the Career Design Center Parth Upadhyay is a Software Development Engineering (SDE) intern at Facebook on the Real Time Infrastructure team. This is his second internship. His first internship was at Bloomberg in New York City, New York. ...

Most wanted: Students with technical degrees

May 16, 2012

This year’s graduates in computer science, engineering and accounting are in high demand in the strongest job market for graduates since 2008, says the National Association of Colleges and Employers. NACE shows a 10.2 percent increase in hiring over 2011. - Michael Okoniewsk/Bloomberg News ...

It’s a Seller’s Market for Tech Workers in Austin

February 17, 2012

A boom in software development means full employment and high salaries for Austin technology workers. Computer programmers who can build video games or mobile phone apps are especially in demand. ...

2012 CNS Career Fair & Startup Village

February 8, 2012

91% of employers at the 2012 CNS Career Fair were seeking computer science students and alumni. The Career Fair also debuted "Startup Village" this year, a partnership between UTCS, UT CNS and the startup community. ...

Where 94% of grads get jobs

January 7, 2012

CNN Video: Where 94% of grads get jobs. Majoring in computer science is hot right now. Enrollment is up, and undergrads are rocking the job market. ...

Austin battles shortage in high-end software engineering talent

December 10, 2011

Austin's supply crunch for software developers was bad enough by September to prompt 25 Central Texas tech executives to fly to California in search of new talent. ...

Where the Jobs Are in 2011: Software Engineering

September 10, 2011

Mobile applications and cloud computing are driving demand for new engineering grads ...

Computer Careers

September 9, 2011

The typical vision of computer use may be a desktop PC or laptop in an office. But in actuality, any industry that requires fast communication, number crunching, data storage, high-speed graphics, or data analysis is bound to use computers and is therefore a likely source for computer careers. Computer careers are available in a wide range of industry sectors, including the military, criminal justice, education, communications, media, space exploration, construction, meteorology, medical research, and many more. ...

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Colleges That Help Grads Get Top Salaries

August 11, 2011

SmartMoney's unique "payback" survey of 50 top-priced schools shows which alumni are reaping rewards in the job market. ...

Navigate the Booming Computer Science Market

August 8, 2011

High paying jobs are available, but getting into a top program is becoming increasingly difficult. ...

The Computer Girls

July 28, 2011

Today it's almost assumed that computer science is a field set aside for nerdy men. Writing at the blog of the programming firm Fog Creek Software, Anna Lewis, the firm's recruiting director, says it isn't so. In fact, in 1987, 42% of American programmers were women -- and, for a period, programming was even considered "women's work." ...

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Worried about jobs, college women go 'geek'

June 28, 2011

An important catalyst driving women into the field of computer science is the concerted effort made by many schools to encourage women to do so. At the University of California, Berkeley, the director of diversity in the department of electrical engineering and computer science is spearheading a drive to get women into the field. The University of Texas hosts a free one-week camp for 60 high school girls called First Bytes. ...

Computer Science 4th Most In-demand Degree in Today's Economy

June 21, 2011

Computer Science is the fourth most in-demand degree in today’s economy, according to a National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) study, which asks employers to forecast their hiring intentions. ...

Texas Dominates in Study of Best Cities for 2011 Job Growth

June 8, 2011

Texas cities claimed the top 6 positions in a study released by Forbes.com and NewGeography.com. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos came ranked fourth. ...

Which college degrees earn the most money?

May 31, 2011

Those who major in computer science will typically make 50% more over the course of their lifetime than those who major in the humanities, arts, education or psychology. ...

The Value of a Degree: Median Earnings by Major and Subject Area

May 23, 2011

A recent study of the economic value of several undergraduate degrees by major was recently published by Georgetown University. Engineering graduates ranged fro $55K to $120K, the best of the majors evaluated. Computer and mathematics grads were also rated highly, $50K to $98K. ...

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