Last Updated: December 10, 2014
- This page links to several resourses to help you learn about internships, co-ops, or IT jobs.
- Click on an image to visit the web site resource.
- Take ITE 105 IT Careers & Cyberethics to learn more about IT Careers.
Useful Career Web Sites & Articles
7 Smart LinkedIn Habits of Successful Job Seekers[Infographic] by CareerBliss (PDF capture)
Your Next Job: Mobile app developer? With companies scrambling to build mobile apps, there's a gold rush on for developers willing to retool their technical skills and adopt a new design mind-set. InfoWorld / Developer World on June 27, 2011.
Digital Game Industry Sites
NC Triangle IGDA (International Game Developer's Association) located in Ralegh, NC only 4 hours from NRCC with over 35 game studios. See the companies and jobs available.
IGDA NC Triangle is a chapter that is a part of the non-profit organization International Game Developers Association (IGDA) for video and computer game developers within the area of Raleigh, NC. Anyone is free to become a member of the chapter and attend meetings held in the Raleigh-Durham (Triangle) area. The chapter encourages students and game industry professionals to get involved as much as possible to help the NC Triangle chapter.
Breaking In - Preparing for your career in Games. Information about careers in the game industry including real people, salaries and more.
Play to Learn: 100 Great Sites on Gamification by Top5OnlineColleges.org Top Gaming Salaries, Studios & Schools by Big Fish Games
Career & Internship Sites
Salary Guides by Robert Half International - The Robert Half Technology Salary Guides Guide features projected starting salary ranges for more than 70 IT positions, tips for finding and keeping top talent, and a glossary of job descriptions. My Next Move - Use My Next Move to search over 900 different careers and see important information including skills, tasks, technologies, salaries, and employment outlook. Discover related apprenticeships and training, and search actual job openings. Site developed by the National Center for O*NET Development through a cooperative grant agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor.
CompuCert web site. Great information about 100 different career choices in Information Technology, Computer Science and Engineering. Also includes information about most computer certifications and private college degree programs.
Learn How to Become - Use this web site to search career paths, research education options, job details & salaries. Take the first step on your new journey.
NRCC's Counseling & Career Services offers career services through the counseling office. The New River Valley Job Fair Expo is usually held in March each year.
Virginia Tech's Career Services site - Explore careers and majors as well as links to internships, co-ops and jobs. NRCC's Computing Career Brochure - Right click the image to download the entire brochure as a PDF file or view the brochure online.
Cost of Living
Cost of Living Comparison - Just tell us your current city and where you'd like to move. Compare the cost of living to a new location versus where you currently live. You may be surprised.
Job Search Sites
LinkedIn - create a profile and network online for your next job
Simply Hired - search jobs from company sites, job boards and the web
Indeed - one search, all jobs
Career Builder - job search, and advice and resources too
Career Jet - employment search engine
Monster - job search, resources and more
U.S. Department of Labor
Career One Stop
Career One Stop is sponsored by the U. S. Department of Labor,
Employment and Training Administration.
- Identify Interests
- Explore Careers
- Get Work Experience
- Find Education Options
- Note: Career One Stop replaced the Career Voyages web site March 2010.
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Use the Occupational Outlook Handbook by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to find occupation job profiles that match the Information Technology industry.
Here's how to find some of the IT jobs from this web site:
IT Entry-Level Job Pathways
Go to web site, then select Professional, then Computer and Mathmatical to find these job profiles:
- Computer Network, Systems and Database Adminstrators
- Computer software Engineers and Computer Programmers
- Computer Support Specialists
IT Management Job Pathways
Go to the web site, then select Management, then Management to find these job profiles:
- Computer and Information Systems Managers
- Top Executives
Occupational Outlook Quarterly Online
Visit the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) web site above for great information about IT Careers.
IEEE Career and Employment Resources
Virginia WorkForce Connection
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