A career in Computer Science will provide several different avenues for you to pursue. Use your college years to participate in web page development and computer technology opportunities.
What is Your Focus?
Here's how to build skills as a Bethel student that will prepare you to compete for some of the most popular computer science related jobs today.
Programmer, Project Management, Information Delivery Maintenance
Computer Vendors, Software and Computer Companies, Management Consulting Firms, Research Laboratories
- Consider a second major or a minor in business
- Stay current on programming languages
- Gain relevant experience through internships or co-ops
- Develop strong communication skills
- Develop attention to detail
Programmer, Software Designer, Systems Analyst, Web Page Designer
Internet Related Companies, Large Businesses, Internet Service Providers, Network Access Points
- Learn web-related programming languages
- Earn a master's degree in computer science for advanced opportunities within the field
- Enroll in graphic design courses to enhance creativity
- Obtain internships or volunteer opportunities that would provide web-related opportunities
- Develop teamwork skills
System Installer, System Implementation, Technology Trainer
Consulting Firms, Self-employed
- Obtain strong technical knowledge of hardware and software
- Demonstrate a background in business management
- Gain experience as a systems analyst
- Develop strong written communication skills
- Develop exceptional analytical and interpersonal skills
Analyst, Designer, Support Technician, Quality Assurance Coordinator
Banks and Financial Institutions, Insurance Companies, Consulting Firms, Manufacturers, Research Institutions
- Consider a double major or minor in business
- Earn an M.B.A. for advanced positions
- Develop excellent oral and written communication skills
- Gain working knowledge of a variety of hardware and software
- Become an effective problem solver
Teacher, Technology Instructor
Public and Private Schools K-12, Colleges and Universities
- Attain teaching certification in your state
- Earn a graduate degree in information technology or related field for instructional technology
- Volunteer/work with age group of choice in any setting
- Demonstrate expertise in popular software applications
Information Systems Technology
Design/Development, Database Administration; Computer Support Network Administration, Training, Management/Operation
Libraries: Public, Academic and Special, Data Processing Center, Corporations, Research Centers, Government, Universities
- Learn to work well on a team
- Increase employment opportunities through product-related certification or by earning Certified Computing Professional (CCP)
a strong computer background in programming skills using several
languages, various operating systems, database management, software and
Employment Web Sites
General Career Exploration Website - O*Net
Spotlight on Careers Website (You must be logged into the Bethel network to receive access to this site.)
For current employment websites, type
keywords such as "computer science employment"
in an online search engine.
Job Search Sites Specific to Your Major
Computer Jobs.net - Search new jobs in computers from companies in your area -- updated daily.
Computerwork.com - Computerwork
is part of JobServe, one of the largest job boards in the world.
Search by technical skills, job titles, description or locations.
Computerworld Careers - Use this search tool to find IT job postings from around the nation. Search by keyword, view jobs by region or see listings
from a specific time period.
Daktronics - A world player in the field of score
board, video display systems, and more.
New Scientist Jobs - This site provides
opportunities in a variety of field, as well as, support positions in sales,
marketing, etc. Post a resume, search jobs by discipline.
OdinJobs is an IT job search engine that helps IT & engineering professionals find the
Robert Half Technology - Robert Half Technology is a provider of IT professionals on a project and full-time basis.
Science Jobs Help.com - a variety of information on a variety of science jobs.
.tech-centric - View jobs by title and location.
TechMission - Formed to support Christian community
computer centers across the world in their effort to provide access, skills and
relationships needed to succeed in the information age.
Telecom Jobs.com - Search for jobs, set up alerts, post resume.
Professional Computing Associations
Need More Information?
For more information or assistance with an internship, graduate school
or the job search process, please set up an appointment with a Career
Counselor in the Office of Career Development and Calling by calling 651.638.6460 or
stopping by CC322.