VIRGINIA TECH DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

PROFESSIONALISM IN COMPUTING

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INTERVIEWING
AND CAREERS

PROFESSIONAL
PREPARATION

PROFESSIONAL
RESPONSIBILITES
ETHICS AND IMPACT

ASSIGNMENTS

DEBATES

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Career Section Information

  • Purpose:
    To learn about career opportunities and how to interview for them, to receive career counseling, to learn how to write effective resumes and prepare writing samples, to participate in service learning.
  • Grading:
    Twenty hours of service learning, completed by 3 December 1999, may be substituted for one assignment in the class.
  • Additional participation points for the Professionalism class may be attained from the following activities during the semester:
  • 1 point each:

    • Attend the CS Career Night . A sign-in board will be available to CS 3604 participants.
    • Serve on the CS Career Executive Committee.
    • Participate in the Etiquette dinner. Details later.
    • Attend a Career Services On-Campus Interviewing Program Orientation. Submit the name of the presentor.
    • Attend information sessions sponsored by computer companies. Sign-up sheets will be available at the events. You can attend all presentations, but you can only earn two points maximum.
    • Attend the service learning orientation sessions or other activities that may be announced throughout the semester.
    • Submit your resume using RE+ to the Candidate Referral Service in Career Services. Notify us of the date of submission.
  • Class presentations will include invited speakers and student/faculty panelists in various areas of career interest. See the calendar.
  • Service Learning: The department of Computer Science is one of several department on campus which incorporated service learning into the curriculum. We are building on our experience with a volunteer program called CS-Squared or Computer Science Community Service. This program, initiated in Spring 1993, has sponsored successful projects at twelve area elementary schools, a magnet school in Roanoke, Blacksburg and Christiansburg high schools, Blacksburg Middle School, and the Governor's School in Pulaski.
  • To obtain some real work experience, perform community service, improve your interpersonal skills, and develop some consulting and teaching skills, I recommend that many of you choose the service learning option. The experience will count as one assignment. Successful completion of at least twenty hours of service and submission of the appropriate forms, evaluation and summary will result in an "A" for10% of your final grade in CS3604.

    The service learning projects will be co-ordinated by the Service Learning Center at Virginia Tech. Click here to look up Service Learning projects .

    Check the Service Learning Semester Calendar for other important dates. You are only required to attend the orientation meeting, but are encouraged to attend reflection seminars as well.

Other Information on Career Services

Interviewing Preparation

Effective Strategies for Online Job Search

Washington Post Advice on careers

, including advice on resumés, interviewing, negotiating.

The Hot Seat: Mock Job Interview

from Kaplan Careers

Readings

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