Computer Science Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Delta Dental of Michigan
  • Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MAC) 
  • The C2 Group 
  • BizStream 
  • SalesPad 
  • KPMG US 
  • Industrial Service Technology 
  • Blue Sphere, Inc.
  • ManoByte 
  • Michigan Software Labs
  • Service Express 
  • Meijer 
  • Jackson 
  • Deloitte 
  • RailWorks Corporation 
  • 3M 

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • IT Contractor – TEKsystems 
  • Information Technology System Analyst – Ford Motor Company 
  • GRC Implementation Manager/IT Audit Manager – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan 
  • IT Business Analyst – Meijer
  • Chief Data Officer – Carmony
  • Software Developer – BluJay Solutions 
  • Software Engineer – Farmers Insurance
  • Manager, Information Systems/Senior Directory Services Engineer – Spectrum Health 
  • Embedded Software Engineer/Process Engineer/Senior Software Engineer – Gentex Corporation 
  • Software Developer – Jackson 
  • Chief Technology Officer/Systems Engineer/Senior Solutions Architect – Data Strategy 
  • Information Services – Perrigo Company 
  • Junior Developer – School Zone Publishing 
  • Business System Analyst – Challenge Mfg. Company 
  • Software Developer – SalesPad

Student Organizations to Consider

  • GVSU Computing Club
  • Computer Science Club
  • Ethics Club
  • Android Mobile Club
  • iOS Mobile Club
  • Upsilon Pi Epsilon

Study Abroad Programs

There are many study abroad opportunities all over the world, so why not intern, take some classes, and explore the world while receiving credit? One option is to take a course in building cloud infrastructure and mobile application development at The Zurich University of Applied Sciences while visiting the Swiss Alps on the Faculty led program. Another option is to find an internship in software product development, IT networking, telecommunications, web development, E-commerce/marketing, and CRM Systems in places such as Ireland, China, and South Africa through Experiential Learning International, for an example.


Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Java
  • Scaled Agile Framework
  • Microsoft Office
  • Macintosh Hardware
  • Remote User Support
  • Programming
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Troubleshooting

Graduate & Professional Programs

Students with an computer science degree may continue on to a graduate program.  Here are some examples of programs students have pursued:

  • Computer Information Systems
  • Health Informatics and Bioinformatics
  • Data Science and Analytics

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