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Computer Science Education Week: An Official Columbia Holiday

City Of Columbia Computer Science Education Week

CSEDWeek is December 5 to 11 (yeah, finals week, I know!). It aims to:

  • Eliminate misperceptions about computer science and computing careers
  • Communicate the endless opportunities for which computer science education prepares students within K-12, and into their higher education and careers
  • Provide information and activities for students, educators, parents, and IT professionals to advocate for computer science education at all levels.

And, as this document shows, it is officially recognized here in Columbia, SC.


WSJ: Engineering, Computer-Science Pay More Than Liberal Arts

The Wall Street Journal reports that Engineering and Computer Science degrees pay more than liberal art. In case you didn't know (really?!).

The pay advantage of graduates with technical degrees often persists throughout their careers, said Fort Collins, Colo.-based career counselor Katy Piotrowski. Although liberal arts majors have a wide range of salaries, Ms. Piotrowski said that mid-career liberal arts majors she works with in northern Colorado make between $60,000 and $70,000. Those with technical degrees make at least $10,000 more.

Technical majors even have an advantage in fields that are typically hotbeds for liberal arts majors, she said. "Technical degrees are valued in all fields. I've a seen a [company] communications department actually prefer that someone have an engineering degree rather than a communications degree," she said.

Enty to Midlevel Java Developer in Greenville

Update: Originally posted on 9/30/10. They tell me this job is still open and they want to hire a December graduate.

Acentron is seeking an Entry to Mid Level Java Developer for a permanent position in Greenville, SC. This is an EXCELLENT position for someone with a 4 year degree right out of school or someone with 1-2 years experience coding who is looking for their second job.

YOU MUST HAVE A 4 YEAR DEGREE TO APPLY. You must be a Green Card or US citizen.

Two Part-Time Jobs at Local Startup

Compliance Innovations, a startup SC-Launch company seeks to engage two students part-time to assist them in their product development work related to an electronic license plate and system communicating with it. They are looking for a student[s] with the following background and could be undergraduate or masters student interested in earning extra income plus an interesting project. www.complianceinnovations.com

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