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School of Computing Industry Forum Fall 2008 Career Services August 29, 2008

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  1. School of ComputingIndustry ForumFall 2008Career Services August 29, 2008

  2. General topics we’ll be addressing: • How Career Services can help you • Job Outlook: • Salary • Who hires our graduates • Finding the job of your dreams: • What to do while you are in school • Resumes, interviews and more • Bonus Question

  3. FREE services we offer... • Career Advising • Job listings • Job search skills – research, networking • On-campus interviews and seminars • Company/industry Database - CareerSearch • Referrals to employers • TECH FAIR: October 8, 2008 • Career library • Mentor database • http://careers.utah.edu

  4. Current Salaries forBSCS graduates Average NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Spring 2008 Survey BSCS - $59,873

  5. Navitaire overstock.com QSI Corporation Romaric Scalar Solutions Sensory Sweep Spillman Technologies, Inc. Symantec Corporation Fairchild Semiconductor Fidelity Investments Google iCentris Just a sample of where recent BSCS graduates are employed... • Avalanche Software • Avenade • Backcountry.com • Cerner Corporation • Control4 • Hewlett-Packard • iCentris • Idaho Technology • Intermountain Healthcare • L-3 Communications • Microsoft Corporation

  6. Sample positions accepted by recent BSCS graduates... • Associate Game-Play Programmer • Application Developer II • Software Engineer • Applications Engineer • Senior Associate Engineer • Engineer • Software Architect • Software Development • Associate, Risk Advisory Services • IT Manager • C++ Software Engineer • Junior Developer • Database Administrator • Associate Software Engineer • President • Lead Programmer • Quality Assurance Testing Analyst • Senior Software Engineer

  7. Finding The Job of Your Dreams = Networking • Friends and Family • Professors • Guest Speakers • Career Fair • Information Interviews

  8. Finding The Job of Your Dreams = Getting Relevant Experience • Internships • Senior project • Professional associations • Clubs and other activities

  9. Specifics of Cooperative Education, Internships, Related Work Experience • Definition: • ANY job related to your career and/or academic goals. It DOES NOT have to have the word “intern” or “co-op” in the title. • Academic credit is NOT the important thing! • Electrical Engineering credit is available for completing an internship! (EE 4990 - 1 hour, graded credit) • General credit is also available. (Ed. Psych 3960) • F-1 visa issues • Internship information is available in Student Employment (382 SSB), on our web site and in the Career Library (390 SSB.) • When and how to get an internship

  10. How to get an internship - more specifically, resumes • A resume: • doesn’t get you a job • isn’t an autobiography

  11. Resume Writing 101 • Ask Questions • What is my goal? • What qualifications will an employer be looking for? • Which of these are my greatest strengths? • What kind of transferable skills do I possess? • What technical skills do I possess? • How will I respond to the employer asking, “Why should I hire you?” Does my resume illustrate this?

  12. Interviews and Salary Negotiation • Goals of the interview: • Can you do the job? • Will you do the job? • Will you fit in? • Do you want the job? • Questions are built to identify the skills needed to do the job: • Technical Skills • Performance Skills

  13. Other Interviewing Tips • BE A STAR • Situation/Task • Action • Results

  14. Bonus Question SEND A THANK YOU NOTE !!!

  15. Register with Career Services NOW! Don’t wait until you’re about to graduate! • Job search skills • Internship, part-time and career job listings • Resume and cover letter writing • Interview skills • Resume referrals • On-campus interviews for internships and career positions • Company/industry database - CareerSearch • Career library • Career fairs • Mentor database

  16. Questions? Jessica Mitchell Career Counselor University of Utah Career Services 585-5065 jmitchell@careers.utah.edu http://careers.utah.edu