Career Section Information
, including advice on resumés, interviewing, negotiating.
from Kaplan Careers
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.
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.