Careers

Skills and career services for a thriving computer science career

Computer science graduates are in high demand—especially computer science graduates from IU. Our programs will teach you the in-depth technical skills and adaptability that employers are looking for. Our grads work for employers like Amazon, ServiceNow, Microsoft, GE, IBM, and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Career outcomes for 2017–2018 M.S. graduates

99%secured employment or continued their education

$96,760average full-time starting salary

Internships and other ways to get the experience that employers love

Employers look for students with work experience, especially technical work experience. In addition to giving you experience, internships enable you to make a good impression at an organization that may want to hire you later. You may also be able to earn credit toward your degree.

You can also take advantage of research opportunities, on-campus jobs (through Jobs at IU) or other part-time work, volunteer opportunities, and student organizations like the Computer Science Club.

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Develop your skills in a professional setting while earning credit toward your degree

Serving an internship allows you to make the professional world your classroom, and our Y399 Project in Professional Practice course will allow you to build valuable experience while receiving credit toward your degree. Computer science is a rapidly evolving field, and you can pursue your future while developing your skills.

International students

IU’s Immigration Bridge Program can help you with the H-1B visa process and improve your chances of getting job offers.

Before the job offer stage, F-1 international students have two options for off-campus employment: Curricular Practical Training and Optional Practical Training.

Computer science alumni include:

Dong Yu

Dong Yu, MS’96

IEEE fellow; distinguished scientist and vice general manager, Tencent AI Lab

He conducts research on multimodal dialog systems. Before joining Tencent, he was a principal researcher studying speech and dialog at Microsoft Research.

Valkyrie Savage

Valkyrie Savage, BS’10

HCI researcher and sensor architect, Tactual Labs; CEO, Savage Internet

She helps create new input devices for mixed-reality, automotive, and display-based interactions and leads a educational game company.

Jeff Johnson

Jeff Johnson, MS’12, PhD’17

Senior autonomy engineer, Uber Advanced Technologies Group

He works on motion planning for automated vehicles. Prior to joining Uber ATG, he was a robotics engineer at Robert Bosch LLC and Apple.

Get ready for technical interviews

You may be asked to participate in a technical interview during the second round of face-to-face interviews if an employer wants to evaluate your technical skills. We offer several ways to help you prepare for your technical interviews:

  • Log into SICE Careers and go to the Career Search Guide to learn all about technical interviews.
  • Make an appointment with the Career Services Office for a mock technical interview.
  • Participate in our programming competitions.
  • Join the Programmatik club, which brings students together to practice for programming interviews.

Start your career preparation

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