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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:

  1. 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.
  2. Have the resume, cover letter and reference list professionally critiqued. E-mail your resume to them at careerservices@apsu.edu and you will receive a written critique within 72 hours. This is a free APSU service offered before and after your graduation.
  3. Start applying for jobs 6 months before your graduation date. 50 job applications is a good number to aim for.
  4. 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.


Job Advertisements

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.


Jennie Stuart Medical Center Seeking multiple positions in Hopkinsville, KY (Posted 10/13/2017)

Information System Support Specialist: Employee performs full range of system administration functions, such as installing and configuring network devices, diagnosing and resolving communications, hardware, and operating system problems, monitoring system security procedures, and advising management on systems development.
Requires: Six year experience or associates degree in computer information systems and one year experience or bachelors degree in computer information systems.

Programmer Analyst: Employee will design, develop, and maintain application programs. Assignments can be directed towards either more complex programming or systems analysis activities. May involve frequent communications with users.
Requires: Two and one half applications systems development experience with a high level language. Bachelors Degree may be substituted for one year of application systems development experience.

Senior Technical Support Specialist: Employee responsibilities include generating, installing, writing, revising, and maintaining operating, networking, and related systems software and hardware.
Requires: Eight years of technical experience including four years of system management. Masters degree in Computer Science may be substituted for two years of experience.

To Apply: Email a resume to jhouston@jsmc.org.


 

The Cognitive Computing Odyssey (Posted 10/13/2017)

Cognitive computing unites fields like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to "think" about data more like a human than a computer. This Fall, students from across the country will meet in Austin (TX), Atlanta (GA), and Ottawa (ON) to explore the technology, future, and jobs of cognitive computing as part of The Cognitive Computing Odyssey.

This experience allows students to spend 2 days meeting with engineers, scientists, researchers, designers, and more from across IBM, take place in a hackathon leveraging IBM's latest technologies, and have job interviews for 2018.

Note: Travel and lodging is fully covered, and this opportunity can lead to jobs within Engineering and development, design and UX, product management, and data science. Student must be able to start full-time employment between March and November 2018 to participate.

Application: https://uncubed.com/ibm


 

Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference seeking support specialist in Nashville, TN (Posted 10/13/2017)

This position requires an individual that can provide technical assistance and support for queries and issues related to computer systems, software, and hardware. Applications being accepted through October 27th.

Requires: Help desk technician or other support role experience, knowledge of office products, databases, and remote control, understanding of computer systems, and patience.
Application/ More Information: http://www.tndagc.org/employment.php


 

Pinnacle Solutions Inc. seeking software engineers developing apps with C# and .Net in Huntsville, AL (Posted 10/05/2017)

Interested in developing desktop applications with C# and .Net? Pinnacle Solutions needs multiple software engineers with varying years of experience to do just that! You will be part of a dynamic, expanding team and participate in software development through the complete development lifecycle. 

Full list of openings: http://pinnaclesolutionsinc.applicantstack.com/x/openings


 

Apex Systems seeking Full-Time or Part-Time Help Desk Technician in Nashville, TN (Posted 9/29/2017)

Help Desk Technician needed for Apex Systems. Employee will respond to customer technical problems and issues related to software/applications via phone and online support and handle a fast-paced call center environment. Pays $13 an hour. Starts October 9th for Full-Time, October 23rd for part time. Open-ended contract that could last up to 2 years. Full-time position is 40 hrs/wk, M-F and one weekend day.

Requires: PC software and application support experience, flexible schedule, previous I.T. experience/education, advanced written and verbal communication skills, passing a drug test. Mandatory Training starting either October 9th for Full-Time or October 23rd for Part-Time. 
Contact: dgwalker@apexsystemsinc.com


 

KBRwyle Aerospace group at Ft. Campbell offers Part-Time Work in MS Access (Posted 9/29/2017)

Current or past student in IT needed to work with MS Access setting up a database to track repair history of trucks by name, NSN, parts ordered, cost, etc. Work will be performed for a public corporation supporting the U.S. Army, no direct contact or association with the U.S. military.  No classified or sensitive information will be included in databases. May lead to future work. Compensation negotiable, firm-fixed price desired after scope is finalized.

Requires: verbal reference and recommendation by at least one APSU staff member or previous employer.
Contact: lisa.e.conway.ctr@mail.mil


 

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) seeking multiple positions (Posted 9/18/2017)

SAIC is looking to hire candidates with multiple skills/backgrounds for their Cookeville Technology Integration Gateway. They are having Networking events. They are looking for candidates with backgrounds in service desk manning, systems administration, software development, .Net development, java development, and software testing.

Application: https://www.saic.com/joinus/cookeville 


 

Clarksville Company Seeking a Candidate Proficient in Photoshop (Posted 8/6/2017)

A company in Clarksville is currently seeking a candidate with proficiency in Photoshop to design and digitally print ceramic tiles. This is a full time job in a highly technical position within an industrial environment requiring occasional work on the floor plant. Pay will be $45K-$50K, depending on experience.

Requires: Good eye for color printing and excellent computer skills.
Contact: Dr. Myers, myersb@apsu.edu


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 jewelry.
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)