The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is a professional society for computer scientists and other information technology workers. Their job center web site provides a wealth of information that might be useful in determining your career direction, including:
- a discussion forum where student members can ask professional members questions
- the "Day in the life" series has a series of descriptions by professionals describing what a day in the life of a particular professional is about.
- internship opportunities around the country
- job opportunities (you must be an ACM member to use this)
The Hope College Career Services office also is a good source of information on computer science careers and careers in general. Check out their web site!
Contacting recent Hope alums for information
Recent computer science graduates are employed in a number of interesting jobs. Many of them have agreed to be contacted by you to provide information about what their jobs are like. This page contains the names of these people, their job titles and email addresses you can use to get in contact with them.
The department strives to support students who are interested in participating in an internship. Contact the internship coordinator to find out about current opportunities. Note that the department has established a policy on the requirements to receive credit for an internship.