There is a huge (and growing) demand for computer science graduates in the workforce.
Money Magazine’s 2010 “Best Jobs in America” lists Software Architect as
#1, Database Administrator as #7 in a survey taking into account average pay,
growth potential, stress levels, and job flexibility. In fact, 26 of the top 100 jobs on that list are in
IT-related fields. Furthermore, programming skills are becoming a key to
success in other disciplines such as science and engineering, and can even be
a big resumé booster for students
in business, social sciences, art, and many other fields.
Some of the bigger companies in the St. Louis area who have large IT departments that employ Computer Science graduates include (in alphabetical order): Anheuser-Busch InBev, AT&T, Bank of America, Boeing, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Express Scripts, Maritz Inc., MasterCard International, Monsanto, and U.S. Bank.
The primary location for finding job listings, both for full-time jobs and internships, is through SLU's office of Career services. All current students and alumni should have access to their online CareerLink system. Computer Science students will find many relevant opportunities by filtering for majors such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Technology Management, or by performing keyword searchers for familiar terms/technologies.
That said, our Department occasionally receives announcements about job opportunities directly from companies, recruiters, startups, non-profit organizations, or other organizations within the SLU community. Those are listed below.