Tag: computer science

  • This Victoria's Secret Model Codes On The Side

    This Victoria's Secret Model Codes On The Side

    Lyndsey Scott says her favorite programming language is Python

    When she's not strutting down the runway, Lyndsey Scott makes use of her computer science degree by programming apps. Continue Reading

  • Man Paid $11,000 To Double His Salary

    Man Paid $11,000 To Double His Salary

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Looking for a career change, Ken Shimizu decided he wanted to be a software developer, but he didn't want to go back to college to study computer science. Instead, he quit his job and spent his savings to enroll at Dev Bootcamp, a new San Francisco school that teaches students how to write... Continue Reading

  • 10 High-Paying Jobs In A Booming Sector

    10 High-Paying Jobs In A Booming Sector

    As Americans' lives are increasingly filled with technology, careers in information technology are expected to grow significantly through the end of the decade. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that many IT jobs are expected to grow faster or much faster than average through 2020. What's more,... Continue Reading

  • Why Yahoo Takes Forever To Hire

    Why Yahoo Takes Forever To Hire

    Yahoo Inc. Chief Executive Marissa Mayer was asked at an all-staff meeting several weeks ago whether her rigorous hiring practices had caused the company to miss out on top engineering talent in Silicon Valley's hyper-competitive job market. Mayer dismissed the complaint that she had refused good candidates... Continue Reading

  • 'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

    'Nerdy' Jobs Pay More, Offer More Job Security, Report Finds

    Jobs in engineering and computer technology have long had the stigma of being "nerdy" professions -- boring, and not particularly high-paying either. But that was before Facebook's first programmer, Dustin Moskovitz, became a billionaire, and Facebook and other tech companies began paying their interns... Continue Reading

  • 10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

    10 College Majors With The Highest Unemployment Rates [Infographic]

    In this era of high unemployment, many parents and students wonder which college degrees pay off -- and which don't. A recent study by Georgetown University Center on Education looked at earnings and unemployment rates among recent and seasoned degree holders as well as those with graduate degrees and found... Continue Reading

  • 2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

    2 College Majors That Pay Off In 2012

    By Blake Ellis NEW YORK -- This year's college graduates are being offered more jobs and fatter paychecks. Members of the Class of 2012 are being offered median starting salaries of $42,569 -- up 4.5 percent from last year, a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers shows. Continue Reading

  • Need Work? Learn To Code

    Need Work? Learn To Code

    By Hank Stringer According to the Computer Science Teachers Association, the number of U.S. high schools offering introductory computer science dropped to 69% in 2011 from 78% in 2005. While a manpower survey reports that 52 percent of U.S. companies had trouble filling essential positions; the study... Continue Reading

  • Skills Gap Grows Ever Wider As Recovery Slogs On

    Skills Gap Grows Ever Wider As Recovery Slogs On

    It may be difficult to believe, but during this period of stubbornly high unemployment, many jobs are going unfilled because of a lack of qualified applicants. More than half of companies surveyed report challenges in finding candidates with the right skills, according to a recent report cited in an Op-Ed... Continue Reading

  • Getting More Girls Into Computer Science

    Getting More Girls Into Computer Science

    Everyone says more girls should enter the field of computer science, but up until now, no one has had any idea of how to attract them to this male-dominated field. "There's been a huge push throughout North America to try and get girls to go into computing science, but [educators are] having a lot of... Continue Reading

  • Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

    Top 3 Careers to Avoid: According to 150 HR Execs

    Listen up college kids! When global consultant group Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. surveyed 150 human resource executives, they didn't expect such delicious irony. According to the survey (as published by TalentManagementTech.com), the top three careers they advised college freshmen to avoid are: Continue Reading