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 applications programmers, systems programmers, system managers, systems analysts, database managers, software engineers, consultants, and technicians. Computing sciences job opportunities will remain plentiful as the field is expected to have over 10 percent growth through 2014.
Elon graduates in computing sciences have been hired after graduation by companies including Lockheed Martin, Red Hat, Clarkston Consulting, Symantec, Verizon, AT&T (Lucent), McDonnell Douglas, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Worldcom, Northern Telecom, GTE, GlaxoSmithKline, Marconi (formerly Gilbarco), Tower Mills, Burlington Industries, LabCorp, Royal Insurance, Platinum Solutions, Car Quest, BB&T, and Duke Medical Center 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 Notre Dame, DePaul, Florida State University, Clemson University, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma City University, Kansas State University, University of North Carolina Greensboro, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Charlotte, Johns Hopkins University, University of Maryland, Wake Forest, William and Mary, Virginia Tech and North Carolina State University, and Pace University.
In the map below, you can see a visual representation of the many places and opportunities computing sciences majors have pursued in recent years. You may also view a larger map or a text version of the map.
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.
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The Student Professional Development Center - Office of Career Services at Elon University provides assistance to students as they pursue a career in computing sciences. To schedule an appointment, call 278-6538 or come to Moseley 140 and ask to be scheduled with Michelle Jones, Assistant Director of Career Services for Arts & Sciences or René Jackson, Career Advisor for Graduate School Programs.
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