Interested in pursuing a future in computing & computer technology? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.
Explore a career path in computing & computer technology
As technology continues to advance and become essential to nearly every facet of society there are many opportunities for you to apply your interest and skills in computer science. With so many options, where do you even begin? To start, it can be helpful to consider:
What type of job would you enjoy? Software developer, hardware engineer, data scientist, product manager, UX researcher…the list goes on! As you explore career options in computing and computer technology, focus on what kinds of problems you like to solve and what specific skills you enjoy using.
What type of industry do you want to be a part of? There’s no shortage of tech jobs in tech companies, but you can also look for similar opportunities in industries that may intersect with your other interests – healthcare, education, gaming/entertainment, government, or research just to name a few.
The following job and internship programs are coordinated with government agencies and involve social impact, policy, and technology work responsibilities. See each website for additional information and applications.
Looking for a short-term project or internship over IAP? Consider a micro-internship! Build skills, connect with employers and explore a career path. Check out these micro-internships:
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CAPD is coordinating the third annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 11th and runs through IAP! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, and employers to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.
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