April 2013

Highest Paid College Majors Starting Salaries

From the Wall Street Journal:

Here’s the list of top 10 majors, with starting salaries:

  1. Petroleum Engineering: $93,500
  2. Computer Engineering: $71,700
  3. Chemical Engineering: $67,600
  4. Computer Science: $64,800
  5. Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering: $64,400
  6. Mechanical Engineering: $64,000
  7. Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering: $63,400
  8. Management Information Systems/Business: $63,100
  9. Engineering Technology: $62,200
  10. Finance: $57,400

Open Source Lab Administrator needed - Great opportunity

Open Source Lab Administrator

Hours are flexible, so students are invited to apply.

Palmetto Computer Labs is looking for a reliable individual to manage
the Open IT Lab at IT-oLogy. Highly desired skills:

- Enthusiasm for open source

- Aptitude to learn new technologies

- Administer multiple computers running the Ubuntu distribution of the Linux operating system

- Manage multiple WordPress-enabled web sites

- Promote the Lab via blog posts and social media

Computer Science Average Starting Salary

The NACE Salary Survey for new Bachelor's degrees in 2012-13 reports that:

Graduates earning degrees in computer-related fields saw their average salaries increase 4.3 percent. The overall average salary now stands at $59,977. In this group, computer science majors pulled down the biggest increase—their average salary rose 5.2 percent to $64,800. Information sciences and systems graduates also saw an increase; their average salary rose 3.6 percent to $57,100.

Digital Humanities Graduate Assistantship

The Center for Digital Humanities at USC is searching for a CSE Graduate Assistant, beginning as early as May.

CDH works with USC faculty and students to build innovative digital projects that help research and teaching in the humanities. Examples of our projects can be found here (for instance, Paragon, Database of Classical Scholars, Van Gogh - The Life). We also sponsor trainings in digital methods useful to humanists such as XSLT, ArcGIS and web design.

NBCUniversal NexTech Program

NBCUniversal’s Operations & Technical Services Organization is looking for graduating seniors/recent graduates to participate in our NexTech Program. NexTech is a two year rotational experience, during which participants will rotate throughout Operations & Technical Services, building technical aptitude while learning about different aspects of the business and what makes a global media company tick. Once an individual completes the NexTech program, they will receive a technical certification and be placed within a department in O&TS.