09/29/2014 -UT Computer Science sophomore Rohit Pattanaik stood in line Thursday September 18 with his resume in hand. After spending two years immersed into computer science coursework he was ready to find an internship that would put these skills into action.
“It’s definitely a different experience since this is my first career fair,” Pattanaik said. “I’m nervous but I know it’s necessary to do this to get experience to break into the industry.”Read more
12/14/2012 -The Chronicle of Higher Education | By Ben Gose
Cassidy Lamm, who grew up loving Disney movies like The Lion King, hopes to help create the next generation of animated films. When she checked into the credentials of current special-effects artists at Disney, she learned that many had majored in computer science.Read more
09/07/2012 -KXAN | Chris Sadeghi
Automaker to ramp up fledgling tech center
AUSTIN (AP/KXAN) - 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.Read more
07/23/2012 -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.Read more
07/19/2012 -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.
Majors matter as graduates seek jobs.
As this year's class enters the strongest job market for graduates since 2008, students with backgrounds in computer science, engineering and accounting are in high demand, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
While the group's latest survey shows a 10.2 percent increase in hiring plans from 2011, the improvement isn't benefiting all majors the same way, as in pre-recession years, said Edwin Koc, who heads research at Bethlehem, Pa.-based NACE.Read more
02/17/2012 -KUT News | Mark Dewey
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.Read more
02/08/2012 -The 2012 CNS Career Fair, held on February 2nd at the Frank Erwin Center, had 126 employers in attendance seeking candidates for full-time, part-time, internship and co-op positions. Computer Science students and alumni were in high demand, with 91% (115) of employers interested in them. Seventeen of those employers were our Friends of Computer Science (FoCS) partners. FoCS partners at the Career Fair were recognized with a special FoCS ribbon to drive CS students to their booths.Read more