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1 Faculty of Computer Science Be Creative. Design Solutions. Help People.

2 1980s2010s2020s Technology is Changing Lives

3 Today, there simply aren’t enough people with the right skills to fill the growing demand for computer scientists and computer engineers. This is a critical problem because technology holds the key to progress, and to addressing many of the world’s most pressing problems, including health care, education, global inequality and climate change. Bill Gates, February 2008 “ ”

4 What Are Careers in Technology All About? #1: Problem Solving. Use analytical thinking and an understanding of technology to solve problems in all areas of life. #2: Creativity. Invent brand new ways of using computers, and design graphics and interfaces for electronic devices. #3: Teamwork. Combine skills, personality and expertise with others to solve complex problems in creative ways.

5 What Are Careers in Technology All About?

6 People who understand what makes technology work People who use technology to help others and do new things better People who use technology personally and as a work aid Technology Is Everywhere!

7 Skill Sets/Aptitudes Example Jobs Just about everyone… Manual work, trades, construction, etc. People Who Use Technology Personally/Work Aid

8 Skill Sets/Aptitudes Example Jobs Problem solver, inventors, creative thinkers, business savvy, leaders, entrepreneurs, … Project managers, management consultants, designers, scientists, managers, doctors, nurses, musicians, teachers, movie directors, video game designers,… People Who Use Technology To Help Others And Do Things Better

9 Skill Sets/Aptitudes Example Jobs Detail oriented people, mathematically-inclined, gadget lovers, logical thinkers … Application developers, network administrators, tech architects, web designers, computer and electronic engineers, … People Who Understand What Makes Technology Work

10 People who understand what makes technology work People who use technology to help others and do new things better People who use technology personally and as a work aid Companies To Work With

11 People who use technology personally and as a work aid Companies in New Brunswick People who understand what makes technology work People who use technology to help others and do new things better

12 From: Statistics Canada, 2008 degree production and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Projected Average Annual Job Openings ( ) = PhD, = Masters, = Bachelors, = projected job openings Engineering (including Architecture) Mathematics, Computer and Information Science Physical and Life Science Canada Degree Production and Annual Employment Projections A Great Time For A Career in Technology!

13 Experience  Graduate with 16 to 24 months experience  Try out various types of jobs (and locations) Attractive salaries  Earn $13 to $25 per hour  Graduate with little or no debt  No need for a part-time job  Extra Income: $58,200 – $31,180 = $27,020 Co-op Program Benefits (Ave. salary)(Degree)

14 #1: Identify personality, interests and strengths #2: Consider options #3: Combine your interests #4: Specialize over time A Career In Computing? So Many Options! Now Later

15 Required Courses  English 122  Pre-Calculus 12A  Pre-Calculus 12B  Physics 122 or Chemistry 122 or Biology 122 / No Science / Both Physics 122 and Chemistry 122 Preparing in Grade 11…  Foundations of Math 11  Pre-Calculus 11  Physics / Chemistry / Biology 11 NB Admission Requirements

16 Computer Science Unplugged!

17 Faculty of Computer Science Be Creative. Design Solutions. Help People.


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