Computer Science

Explore careers in the computer science sector by exploring the links below. Found a career you're interested in? Stop by our office or make an appointment via Handshake with a career advisor and begin networking to learn more.

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Quick Links: Job and Internship Resources | Student Organizations & Departmental Resources | Alumni to Know

Job and Internship Resources

Programming, Systems & IT

  • Computer Jobs - Job board and create job alerts
  • Computer World - Articles on recent tech news and blogs
  • DICE - Job board and career advice (professional docs, networking, etc.)
  • GE Jobs - Information about working at GE and application
  • IT Jobs Worldwide - Job opportunities abroad for IT
  • Web Professionals - Jobs in web design, development, security, search marketing, and engineering

Startup Opportunities

  • ANGEL - Search for job opportunities in different startups
  • Digital NYC - Resource for NYC's startups and technology information; brings together companies, jobs, and blogs
  • StartupHire - Search for jobs; can create a profile to be paired with opportunities
  • The Muse - Business, IT, Sales, and Marketing with cutting edge companies
  • Venture Loop - Search for jobs in startups

Gaming, Animation, TV & Film

Digital Forensics

  • CSI - Resource for learning about forensics career including jobs, articles, and videos
  • Forensic Internships - List of forensic science internship opportunities

Research & Other General Opportunities

  • Computer Science Online - Guidebook combines expert interviews, career advice and start up knowledge to supply the most up-to-date and accurate information about the growing computer science industry
  • Digital Marketing - A non-profit serving the marketing industry; includes a job board
  • IEEE Society Job Board - Network of professionals and job search resources
  • IntelligenceCareers.gov - New website for candidates interested in internships and full-time jobs in the intelligence community (Defense Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of National Intelligence). Site hosts Job Exploration Tool in addition to postings. Security clearances can take up to 12 months - apply in the spring (2018) for the summer after next (2019). Juniors can apply for full-time positions starting after graduation.
  • Jobs in Social Media - Search for jobs in social media; also includes a career blog
  • Research Experience for Undergraduates by NSF - National Science Foundation funds a large number of research opportunities for undergraduate students through its REU Sites program. An REU Site consists of a group of ten or so undergraduates who work in the research programs of the host institution.
  • Tiny Tech Jobs - Jobs in nanotechnology, information technology, and biotechnology

Student Organizations & Departmental Resources

  • Computer Science Department Opportunities
  • Women in Technology and Science (WITS) - WITS combats the societal idea that only boys should be pushed to excel in math and science. Our mission is to encourage young women to pursue science and technology by giving girls from local middle and elementary schools an opportunity to perform science experiments from all disciplines during the school year.

Alumni to Know

One of the best ways to explore careers and find job opportunities is to network with professionals. Below are alumni who have experience in the field and have volunteered to be a resource to you. Not sure how to begin networking? Stop by our office to get started.


Grace Andrews '09

Grace is a cofounder and Director of Business Development at GraphAlchemist, a Portland based start-up that helps Fortune 500s and enterprise clients make data driven decisions through robust technical solutions and engaging visualizations. She works closely with clients to better understand the best data solution for them and engages the community with conversations about inclusion and equity in the technology.

David Croushore '07

After graduating from W&L in 2007 with a BS in Mathematics, David began his career at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors planning to pursue a career in economics research. During the financial crisis, his research-focused position was shifted to the immediate policy needs facing the Fed. David spent the next 3 years advising various government agencies as a consultant.

Christian Martine '14

Christian graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University with a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Politics. He is currently a Product Solutions Manager at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, CA leading initiatives across trust and safety, ads delivery, and advertiser tools.

Graham Perkins '11

Graham Perkins currently works as a product manager at Hightail on its creative collaboration product. Prior to Hightail, he worked in product and enterprise customer success at Expensify, an expense management startup. At W&L, he studied economics and environmental studies before earning an MS at the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA with concentrations in financial services and management of information systems.

Jasmine Randolph '07

Jasmine graduated from W&L in 2007 with a B.S. in Computer Science and continued her education at George Mason University, where she earned a master's degree in Software Engineering. She is currently a Senior Software Engineer with Honors at Raytheon Company, a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, civil government and cybersecurity solutions.

Sam Reed '10

Sam is currently CTO of BitMEX.com, a Bitcoin derivatives trading platform and technology solutions company. He graduated from W&L in 2010 with a B.S. in Computer Science.