Many Bowdoin students are attracted to Internet companies or high-growth start-ups. Reed Hastings ’83 founded Netflix; Peter Smathers & Austin Branson started Smathers & Branson. There is a tradition of entrepreneurship at Bowdoin. Even if you are not a computer science major, many employers are attracted to Bowdoin grads who can learn quickly, solve complex problems, and write well.
Many technology companies and young start-ups are informal, and for programming, app development, or computer science jobs, your demonstrated experience, contacts through the Computer Science department or the Northern Bites team, and direct outreach to the company may be the best way to identify opportunities and land a job. Before you turn to internet job boards to locate opportunities, we strongly recommend that you make sure you are also utilizing eBEAR and LACN (sites with postings specifically targeting Bowdoin Students) and networking with family, friends, professors, former employers, and members of the Bowdoin Career Advisory Network. Don’t forget internships.com when searching for internships.
Todd Herrmann advises students interested in Technology & Start-Ups.
Make an appointment with Todd by calling (207) 725-3717 or filling out our online appointment request form.
Targeted Job Boards
Association for Computer Machinery Career Resource Centre: Requires registration to view job listings.
Computing Research Association Job Announcements: Networking, database, software development, e-commerce and other computer jobs.
Craigslist: In some areas of the country look at the software/QA/DBA/etc section for programming jobs.
Crunchboard: Job Board of TechCrunch Network; full of tech, start-up and engineering jobs.
Dice Technology Job Board: Software, security, biotech, aerospace and engineering.
IEEE Computer Society: Computer science jobs in academic, industry, non-profits, and other sectors. Entry-level positions included.
IT Jobs: Searchable by category, region, and state.
StackOverflow: Job board for software engineers, developers, programmers, IT and more.
National Job Boards
Local Job Boards and Industry Niche Boards
Don’t forget to search for geographically targeted local job boards as well as specific industry job boards. For example: If you are interested in software developer jobs in Boston – use google to uncover local job boards that might be a recruitment advertiser’s favorite choice. And there are marketing related roles in most organizations, for example: an industry focused job board targeting the arts or non-profits might present a number of opportunities.
IT consultants help firms and governments employ the technological systems that best support their objectives. This includes working with clients to identify areas of low technological efficiency and boost capabilities, implement new systems, and develop long-term IT strategies aligned with overall goals. Technology plays a large role in business growth and government efficacy, and by retaining IT consultants, clients receive expert guidance on using technology to the fullest advantage. Technology and Start Ups
Firms offering IT consulting services include:
Bain & Company
Booz Allen Hamilton
Ernst & Young
Eze Software Group
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