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Computing careers

  1. 1. Computing Careers Rye St Antony
  2. 2. A Career in Computing • Think of how many things you use on a daily basis that involve digital technology • It could be ebooks, tablets, phones, washing machines even modern cars • Think of how many websites you use which just work so well • Facebook, Twitter, Google etc • Think of all our communications we use • Internet, telephones, TV • Virtually all of these devices or websites or communications would have been designed, programmed and implemented by people with a background in … 2
  3. 3. Computing 3
  4. 4. Why go into Computing? • Computing is part of everything we do today • Computing enables you to solve complex, challenging problems • Computing can enable you to make a positive difference in the world through developing solutions to problems we face today • Computing offers very many lucrative careers • Expertise in computing will help you in careers other than computing • Computing offers opportunities for true creativity and innovation • Computing has space for both individual effort and working collaboratively • Computing is increasingly seen as a part of a well rounded academic individual • Computing is a field without boundaries 4
  5. 5. Mary Lou Jepsen Anita Borg Kimberley Bryant Famous women in computing – look them up! Marissa Mayer 5
  6. 6. Computing Degree Courses from a selection of Universities • Oxford Brookes Computing department • Example degree: Computer Games and Animation • Oxford University Computer Science department • Example degree: Computer Science and Philosophy • Birmingham University Computer Science department • Example degree: Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science • University of Bath Computer Science department • Example degree: Computer Science with Business • Bournemouth University Computer Animation 6
  7. 7. Example careers within Computing • Computer Animation • Games developer • Database developer • Programmer / software engineer • Network administrator • Systems engineer • Forensic computing • Computer Security 7
  8. 8. What do I need? • Universities have a wide variety of entry requirements for degrees ranging from BBC to AAA but all I have looked at say that they will offer for lower if you have Computer Science at A Level • A general interest in how computers work will always be an advantage but also an ability to problem solve and enjoy complex challenges • For further information I store a number of resources and links at • http://www.delicious.com/briansharland/Careers 8
  9. 9. Download the presentation with this QR Code or go to http://ryecomputing.wordpress.com 9

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