Your degree can lead to many careers; some require the specific academic and technical knowledge developed from your studies while others will utilise the wider transferable skills that you will have developed.
Each academic department has a careers consultant and placement & internship adviser based in the Careers Service, who work closely with the departments via a Departmental Careers Adviser (DCA) to provide tailored careers education and events. You can find out more about our team or view a list of DCAs. We are always interested to hear your ideas and feedback!
Our consultants and advisers offer one to one appointments that can be booked via JobsLive but we strongly recommend that you do some work first, to get the most from any meeting. We’ve put together some resources and reference links below to get you started.
What can you do with computing?
- See what Imperial graduates do for an insight into what other Department of Computing graduates have done.
- Check out Career Profiles for Department of Computing.
- Have a look at our Careers resources and information for Computing [pdf] - useful resources tailored to your subject area to help you think about career options, sources of job vacancies and networking opportunities.
You might also find the following useful:
- We run a number of events throughout the year, these include careers fairs, employer presentations, networking events and application workshops. The vast majority are advertised on JobsLive or by department emails.
- As a student of computing, you may find many of our careers fairs to be of value, specifically our IT & Technology Fair (early November). Find out more about our careers events and fairs.
- Many Imperial students from the Department of Computing pursue further study at MSc or PhD level. Find out more about your Further study and funding options.
- Everyone’s situation is unique but there’re some key steps you can take to develop and progress your career. Check out our Plan your career webpages to better understand your skills and make some tough decisions.
- Research job sectors and occupations - finding out more about different careers will help you decide whether they are appropriate options for you.
- Whether writing a CV, compiling a Cover Letter or preparing for interview our application process webpages are a great starting point to help you at each stage of a recruitment process.
- The Department of Computing’s Corporate Partnership Programme (CPP) helps connect DoC students to employers and placement providers and allows DoC students to share their CV with organisations.
- You might also want to keep a look out for DoCSoc events and the annual hackathon. Find out more about DoCSoc.
- If you want to brush up on your coding skills or learn a new platform you have free access to LinkedInLearning where you can self-study a variety of courses.