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Mount Royal University
Mathematics & Computing
Student Counselling
PROF. RANDY
CONNOLLY
PROF. JANET
MILLER
PROF. FAITH-
MICHAEL UZOKA
OVERVIEW
COMPUTING CAREERS
TODAY
PERSPECTIVES
OUTSIDE & INSIDE REVISED GUIDE FOR
ADVISORS AND CAREER
COUNSELLORS
AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION
WHAT ROLE DO YOU HAVE?
Advisor Counsellor Educator Administrator
Or work in
the field of
computing
HOW
KNOWLEDGEABLE
ARE YOU ABOUT
THE COMPUTING
DISCIPLINES?
1 . N o t a t a l l
2 . A l i t t l e
3 . D e c e n t a m o u n t
4 . R e a l l y w e l l
5 . E x c e l l e n t : I t ’s m y s p e c i a l t y
COMPUTING
FIRST WORDS THAT
COME TO MIND?
If you have a client
who is interested in a
career in computing,
what kinds of
programs and jobs do
you think of?
Programmer
Software
Engineer
UX Designer
Data Mining
Specialist
High School
Computing
Teacher
Automation
Engineer
Network
Administrator
Game Developer
Application
Development
Manager
Database
Administrator
Web
Developer
Quality
Assurance
Specialist
DevOps Manager
Systems
Analyst
Cloud
Product
Manager
ITS Manager
Data Scientist
Business
Analyst
Machine Learning
Specialist
SEO Consultant
Software
Architecture
Consultant
Operations
Research
Analyst
Security Specialist
Analytics
Consultant
Project Manager
Disaster Recovery
Specialist
Computer
Operations
Manager
Network
Engineer
MOST DON’T KNOW EXACTLY
WHAT THEY’RE GETTING INTO
BUT THEY DO HAVE AN IDEA OF
WHY THEY WANT TO BE IN COMPUTING
IS IT FOR THIS?
PARTLY
EMPLOYMENT GROWTH IN
COMPUTING SECTOR WILL LIKELY
STAY STRONG
OKAY HOW DO I
GET ONE OF
THESE JOBS?
CAREERS ARE NOT
PIPELINES
QUESTIONS ANSWERS
WHY SHOULD
YOU CONSIDER
COMPUTING
WHEN CHOOSING
A CAREER?
OUTCOME EXPECTANCY
SOCIAL|YOUNG|CREATIVE
WHAT KIND OF
COMPUTING
JOBS ARE OUT
THERE?
HOW DO YOU GET
THERE? WHAT
EDUCATIONAL
PATHWAYS TO
TAKE?
HOW DO I GET
THERE?
DO STUDENTS
UNDERSTAND
THESE
DISTINCTIONS?
OUR CLIENTS NEED HELP
IN FINDING THEIR BEST
PATH TO COMPUTING
OUTSIDE INSIDE
VIEWED FROM THE PRESENT,
OUR CAREER PATHS CAN LOOK LIKE
MULTI-TENTACLED MONSTERS
SAMPLE CAREER PATHWAY
FOR THIS REASON, WE
RECOMMEND ASKING
YOUR CLIENTS …
… WHAT KIND OF
COMPUTING WORK ARE
THEY INTERESTED IN
ALUMNI
STORIES
computingcareers.ca
WE ARE NOW READY ... FOR YOUR QUESTIONS
rconnolly@mtroyal.ca
jbmiller@mtroyal.ca
fuzoka@mtroyal.ca

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