The links below have ideas on how to use your Computing Science degree. If you'd like to discuss your options and ways to achieve your aims, please make an appointment with the Careers Adviser relevant to your subject area (Rhona Gibson).

Computing Science

Prospects Options Series: Computer Science/ IT

The Prospects 'Options' Series allows you to discover how best to use your degree. The 'Options' series gives an idea of the skills gained throughout your degree, job options, career areas, further study, case studies, contacts and resources. Those studying for a combined degree might find it useful to look at an 'Option' sheet for each subject.

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.

ScotGrad Graduate Placement Programme

3 month - 1 year placements at established businesses and social enterprises in Scotland. Open to UK and international graduates who have completed a degree at an HE institution within the past 2 years.

What do Aberdeen School of Natural and Computing Sciences Graduates do?

Find out what Aberdeen School of Natural and Computing Sciences graduates did six months after graduation.

Prospects: Games developer

What Do Graduates Do? (UK)

Find out what graduates in your subject went on to do six months after graduation. This survey is carried out nationally every year. Paper version available for reference from the Labour Market folder in the Careers Service.

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Sample CV - Computing Science (4th year)

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

TARGETjobs IT and Technology

An overview of career options in the IT sector with job descriptions, case studies and details of the latest work experience and graduate opportunities. There are also useful Employer Insights (also available as a free app).

Top IT Employers - United Kingdon

An informative guide to some of the most innovative IT companies in the country.

  • Author: CRF
  • Published: 2009

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

Careers in Computing and Information Technology

Information on how to get into the industry, the range of jobs on offer and how to advance your career.

  • Author: David Yardly
  • Published: 2000
  • Edition: 2

You will find this book in the Careers Service library on the second floor of the Hub.

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.

Careerwise - placements for women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine

This is a placement scheme exclusively for women studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Medicine subjects at Scottish Universities and Colleges. The placements typically last 8 - 12 weeks, are paid at least £16K pro rata and take place over the summer between June and August each year.

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Don't forget that many graduate jobs are open to people from any degree subject. If you want to find out more, have a look at our Explore your options section or speak to one of our Careers Advisers.