Elon Computing Sciences

Career and Internship  Tools

The Student Professional Development Center (SPDC) provides guidance and support to students as they pursue successful careers and post-graduate work in computing sciences.  The SPDC assists with career exploration, job/internship searching, interview preparation, the graduate school process and much more. Learn more about SDPC resources and services.To schedule an appointment, call 336-278-6538 or stop by Moseley 140.

Your Career Advisor:

  Sara Shechter, Assistant Director of Career Services for Arts & Sciences

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Check out career highlights from the class of 2013

Need some guidance putting your resume together?

The SPDC provides assistance with resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.

Seeking a job, internship, or co-op?

Networking for Computing Sciences

Networking is the best way to develop relationships and gain information that will be helpful in your job search.  It is the most effective job search method!  Studies show that 70% to 80% of jobs are found through some form of networking.  So where do you begin?

Thinking about graduate or professional school?

If you are interested in pursuing graduate school options, the best starting point might be a conversation with your academic advisor or other faculty in your department.  The Student Professional Development Center offers guidance through the application process, including feedback and advice on personal statements, CVs, interview preparation and more.  Call 336-278-6538Call: 336-278-6538 or stop in Moseley 140 to schedule an appointment with René Jackson, Career Advisor for Graduate School Programs.

What can I do with a Computing Sciences degree?

Elon computing sciences students have been successful in a variety of career settings as well as in graduate school. Computing sciences graduates have been on employers' "most wanted" lists, and Elon graduates are presently working as developers for mobile, desktop, web and enterprise applications, systems programmers, system managers, systems analysts, database managers, software engineers, consultants, and technicians. Computing sciences job opportunities will remain plentiful as 62% of the growth in jobs in science-related fields through 2020 will be in Computer Science.

Elon graduates in computing sciences have been hired after graduation by companies including AppNexus, AT&T, Bayer Healthcare, Cisco, Credit Suisse, Duke Medical Center, Federal Express, Google, IBM, Intel, JP Morgan Chase, Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Mitre Corporation and SAS as well as in many governmental positions.

Computing sciences graduates are also successful in graduate school, many of them on full scholarships. Recent graduates have pursued further study in graduate programs at University of California-Berkeley, University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, Clemson, DePaul, Georgia Tech, Unversity of Illinois, Johns Hopkins University, North Carolina State, University of Maryland, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Wake Forest, William and Mary, and Virginia Tech.

Where are Elon Computing Sciences graduates now?

Check out the incredible jobs/internships obtained and graduate schools attended by recent Computing Sciences department graduates. View a text version.

Map key:

The blue markers indicate the location of Elon computing sciences majors who have attained jobs.
The yellow markers indicate the locations where computing sciences majors have completed internships.
The red markers indicate the schools where computing sciences majors are pursuing graduate studies.

Elon University Career Services: Computing Sciences Outcomes Map 2011-2014