Careers Resources

Careers Resources

Alisdair McKibben

Alisdair McKibben is our adviser for Computing Science. Use the following resources to explore options with a degree in Computing Science. If you would like further advice, please make an appointment with Alisdair.

Computing Science

What can I do with my degree? - Computer Science (Prospects)

This article provides an overview of the skills gained throughout your degree, job options, career areas, further study, case studies, contacts and resources.

Ten typical jobs graduates do in IT (TARGETjobs)

The IT industry offers a wide range of job opportunities. This article highlights some of the most common roles and explains what they involve.


Gradcracker - is the careers website for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) university students. With over 200 employers advertising at any one time, there are more STEM work placements and graduate opportunities on than on any other careers website in the UK.

School of Natural and Computing Sciences UG destination information (2020-21)

Data on what School of Natural and Computing Sciences undergraduates were doing 15 months after finishing their studies.

Computing Science UG destination information (2020-21)

Data on what Computing Science undergraduates were doing 15 months after finishing their studies.

What Do Graduates Do? - Scotland

Find out what graduates from Scottish institutions went on to do after their first degree, Masters or PhD.

Prospects: Games developer

What Do Graduates Do? (UK)

Find out what graduates in your subject went on to do after graduation. This survey is carried out nationally every year.

Sample CV - Computing Science (4th year)

This is a sample CV for a final year Computing Science student.

TARGETjobs Information Technology

Information on career options in this sector with employer profiles, work experience and graduate job adverts and articles offering advice on a range of topics.

British Computer Society (BCS)

The British Computer Society (BCS) is the leading body for those working in IT as well as the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP). Comprehensive careers section with lots of advice, including how to get started and career progression.

Prospects - Information Technology

Careers information, including options with your subject, occupational profiles, graduate employers and further study form Graduate Prospects.

Equate Scotland - support for women finding jobs in STEM sectors

Organisation supporting the recruitment of women into STEM sectors. They offer training opportunities and a network for connecting with fellow students. There is also a listing of jobs and placements.

CV tips from Google

This short video offers advice on creating a CV for IT jobs that require experience using specific technical skills.

"From Aberdeen to..." alumni story - Gordon Cameron (Disney Pixar)

The University of Aberdeen boasts a fantastic array of alumni working in diverse industries across the globe. In this article Computing Science graduate, Gordon Cameron, talks about his career path that led to him becoming Technical Supervisor in Production at Disney Pixar.


Articles to help you stay up-to-date with developments in IT.

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