Computing & Computer Technology

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.

 

Layoffs.fyi tracker

Live-tracking all tech startup layoffs since COVID-19. Data is compiled from public reports.

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IAP Micro-internships are in Handshake – Apply now!

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:   

Program Manager with Intune @ Microsoft 
Climate Engineering and Sustainability @ Transsolar Inc. 
Goddard Space Flight …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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2022 MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference

October 12, 2022 – October 13, 2022 | 8:00am – 5:30pm

Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

The annual MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference explores the latest MIT research and its impact across industries. The conference highlights MIT’s cutting-edge …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Exploring emerging topics in artificial intelligence policy

The second AI Policy Forum Symposium convened global stakeholders across sectors to discuss critical policy questions in artificial intelligence.

By Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing | June 28, 2022

Members of the public sector, private sector, and academia convened …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Exploring careers? Start with the Career Exploration Series!

CAPD is coordinating the second annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 12th and runs through IAP! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.   

Visit the events page …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Layoffs.fyi tracker

Live-tracking all tech startup layoffs since COVID-19. Data is compiled from public reports.

Paid Summer Internships @ MIT Connected Startups

If you’re still looking for a summer internship, check out this  list of  internship postings sourced by Tim Miano, Executive …