Bruce Woodcock Deal with all Science and IT students Normally on duty TUESDAY MORNINGS (10.30 am - 12.30 pm) and WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY AFTERNOONS (2.00 - 5.00 pm). You don’t need to book an appointment to see me at these times, just ask at the helpdesk in the Careers Service. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org@kent.ac.uk
Careers Service Web Site www.kent.ac.uk/careers www.kent.ac.uk/careers
MSc Computer Science Students from this course tend to do well in the job market. Intensive nature of the course is appreciated by employers. Course gives a broad base of computer skills so students can enter a wide range of IT jobs Especially succeed in people orientated IT jobs such as systems analysis, consultancy and user support. Students tend to have enhanced interpersonal skills and business awareness over first degree IT students. The extended project at the end of the course can enhance employability if chosen with regard to the skills required for a particular job. Few large IT employers in East Kent. Be prepared to commute, at least initially, or be flexible on work location for first job.
Web Links What can I do with my degree in computing? www.kent.ac.uk/careers/computersci.htm www.kent.ac.uk/careers/computersci.htm Company Websites www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitesit.htm www.kent.ac.uk/careers/sitesit.htm
Careers Talks and Employer Presentations on campus www.kent.ac.uk/careers/casevents.htm
Other points Pick up a directory of employers Times Top 100, GET or Prospects Target IT See the vacancy database on-line Check your campus email regularly Apply soon for jobs in large companies– closing dates are early.
The University of Kent Careers Advisory Service You can download a copy of this presentation at www.kent.ac.uk/careers/slides.htm