Job Opportunities for Computer Science Students
The APSU Office of Career Services provides excellent support services for job hunting. We strongly suggest all Computer Science Majors to make use of their free services, starting 2 years before your planned graduation date, to:
- Prepare resume, cover letter, and reference lists; Prepare the first draft of your resume; Use the resources and resume templates at the Office of Career Services: More information on Resumes.
Choose one of the two resume templates below as your starting template:
http://www.apsu.edu/csci/doc/APSU_CSIT_Resume_Internship_2.docxThis template uses top ruler to format column width.
http://www.apsu.edu/csci/doc/APSU_CSIT_Resume_Internship_1.docThis template uses tables. Please highlight text, and show table border to format.
- Have the resume, cover letter and reference list professionally critiqued. E-mail your resume to them at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive a written critique within 72 hours. This is a free APSU service offered before and after your graduation.
- Start applying for jobs 6 months before your graduation date. 50 job applications is a good number to aim for.
- Customize your resume for each position.
At a time when unemployment is high and hiring is lagging in many disciplines/majors/fields, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is predicting that jobs for computer scientists will increase by 11% between 2014 and 2024, 4% above the average growth rate. (source). Unfortunately, professions in the Computer Science major are rarely available locally. The job opportunities are spread out across the country. Therefore, all computer science majors should keep an open mind and be ready to relocate. In order to fully maximize your range of possible careers, you should start searching for jobs early, preferably online. The best time to begin this is one year before graduation - the summer holidays are a great time to begin looking.
Here are some websites you can use to setup automatic email alerts:
If you want to find out more about other job search website, here is a ranking of the best job search websites.
Employers often send job advertisements to us or they simply ask us to pass new job information to our computer science students. We will post the job listing here (for about one to two months), but the Computer Science Department does not provide any official support for job searches.
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The companies listed here employed our CSIT graduates.
They always have new job postings. Please check them out.
Accenture (new job updates)
Global management consulting and professional services company.
Click here for details (use "filter results" to narrow search)
Asurion (new job updates)
Asurion (based in Nashville, TN), provides device protection and support services
for smartphones, tablets, consumer electronics, appliances, satellite receivers and
Click here for details (need to narrow search)
Bridgestone (new job updates)
Multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer. The company is one of the largest
manufacturer of tires in the world.
Click here for details (Bridgestone America, you need to narrow search)
Deloitte (new job updates)
A UK-incorporated multinational professional services firm with operational headquarters
in New York City in the United States. Deloitte has more than 100 officers throughout
the United States.
Click here for details (select "information technology")
Franklin American Mortgage Company (sometimes there are new jobs)
one of the fastest growing mortgage companies in the United States.
Click here for details
HealthTrust (new job updates)
Advisory services, healthcare supply chain, workforce and clinical integration.
Click here to details (need to narrow search)
HCA (new job updates)
One of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services.
Click here for details (select "job class" to narrow search)
MEDHOST (new job updates)
Health Information Technology company based in Nashville, Tennessee.
Click here for details (you can narrow search)
State of Tennessee Government (new job updates)
Click here for details (select "search criteria" to narrow search, veteran friendly)
Vanderbilt University & Vanderbilt University Medical Center (new job updates)
Vanderbilt University & Vanderbilt University Medical Center recently splits. Multiple
IT jobs available.
Click here for details (select "job family > information technology" to narrow search)