Upon graduation, students will be well-prepared to pursue a graduate degree or compete for the high-demand, high-paying jobs in computer science.
CS Career Opportunities
- There are CS jobs in a broad range of fields, including health and medicine, education, film and video game creation, biology and business.
- U.S. universities are expected to produce less than 50% of the needed graduates in computing-related fields.
- Sixteen of the top 50 jobs in terms of pay and growth rate are in information technology.
Internship and Job Preparation
CSin3 students graduate as well-rounded individuals; they are not only academically strong but have the professional skills to ensure success after graduation. Weekly professional development workshops are a key component of CSin3.
Summer Bridge Experience
CSin3 kicks off with a 3-4 week summer bridge experience aimed at building a strong cohort community, introducing you to Computer Science, and laying the foundation for habits and strategies that will ensure your success in the first year of college. During summer bridge, you will have the opportunity to interact with engineers and our alums at some of our industry partners, which may include Amazon, Apple, DoorDash, Google, Lyft, Quizlet, Slack, Salesforce, Uber, VMWare, etc., as well as with past graduates from our cohort programs. Summer 2021 dates are tentatively set for July 19 through August 13, and will most likely be online/virtual with a possibility for in-person the final week. We will announce a detailed schedule by the end of March, but you can plan for 10-25 hours per week the first three weeks and close to 40 hours per week the final week of August 9-13.While we won’t be able to do our usual field trip to a Silicon Valley company during summer bridge this year, we will try our best to get something arranged as soon as Covid restrictions allow for it.
Freshmen Cohort Enrichment (FCE)
In the 21st century, college students need more than an education plan to succeed in their field of study. FCE provides cohort students a space to increase their chances of success by focusing on proven college success, industry preparation, and personal development tactics over a three-hour weekly workshop. FCE provides students an environment where they build community, grow as computer science students, and learn to become the best versions of themselves.
Above and Beyond Computer Science (ABCS)
2nd and 3rd-year students
In their second year, students apply for summer internships (there are no classes scheduled for the second summer). ABCS provides students with the resources outside of the classroom that they need to land an internship position. They fine-tune their resumes, practice interview skills, and hear from industry guests. Our staff checks in with each student regularly to see their progress and to make sure that they have all the resources they need.
Third years often return with a job offer from the company they interned at. They will update their resume and continue to practice interviewing or work on their graduate school applications. In addition, we ask our that our third year students mentor and assist the second year students.
Our industry partners are a key component to the professional success of our students. We have many industry partners that support our program and hire our students. Companies come regularly to network, give resume feedback, and conduct mock interviews. In addition, we will often host real interviews for internship/job positions on campus.
Companies that have worked with our students include:
- Naval Postgraduate School
- Advanced Onion
- Cisco Systems
- Capital Insurance Group
- iFood Decisions
- Digital NEST