Careers in Computer and Information Sciences

The careers that fall within the Computer and Information Science categories cover a vast range of opportunities—from a children’s librarian to a network engineer for an international government agency or from a records manager in a federal repository to a Web designer at a not-for-profit organization.

Whether it is your dream to become an archivist, the CEO of a major tech company, a software engineer, information architect, professor or something else, at the School of Computing and Information we are committed to preparing you for the workforce and assisting you in the job search.

Our graduates can be found working in various positions for companies across the country and around the world, including:

  • Google Inc.
  • Amazon Inc.
  • Apple Inc.
  • BNY Mellon
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Carnegie Museum of Art
  • Consol Energy Inc.
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • General Electric
  • GitHub
  • IBM
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Microsoft
  • NetApp
  • Oracle
  • PayPal Inc.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Schell Games
  • SDLC Partners, Inc.
  • Senator John Heinz History Center
  • UPMC Enterprises
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • And more


Depending upon your chosen degree program, where you work and what you can earn will differ. Below you will find a few resources to help you understand your career options, effectively prepare for your job search, and plan for your future as a Computing and Information Professional.

School Resources
Resume Reviews and Mock Telephone Interviews
Many of our alumni volunteer to review current students’ professional resumes and to conduct practice telephone interviews—all to help prepare students for a very competitive job market.  We thank all of these amazing alumni who are graciously volunteering their time and talents to benefit students as they enter the job market.

University Resources
The Office of Career Development and Placement Assistance is here to help you find the perfect job when you graduate. At the CDPA, experts will help you with career planning, creating effective resumes or portfolios, and effective interviewing techniques. Emily Bennett is the Science and Technology Career Consultant.

Pitt’s Career Network provides our students with an opportunity to interact with people who have experience in the many professions that are associated with the information and computing fields. This is a network of alumni who want to help you to improve your career prospects.

Pitt’s Handshake, an online database of job postings exclusive to Pitt students and alumni.

Professional Resources
There are so many career resources on the Web. These are just a few that are most pertinent to the University of Pittsburgh and to graduates of the School of Computing and Information. Please note that we do not endorse any of these information providers.