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.

School of NCS: Careers and Skills Development courses

The University of Aberdeen Careers and Employability Service has developed a suite of Careers and Skills Development mini-courses designed specifically for the School of Natural and Computing Sciences by the specialist careers adviser for your subject, helping you to discover the range of opportunities and support available to you.

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 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.

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.

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.

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