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Meet Stephanie!

Stephanie Johnson serves as the Career Development Lead for the Department of Computer Science. She meets with both undergraduate and graduate students for assistance with anything career-related, ranging from creating resumes and cover letters to preparing for technical interviews and more. Additionally, she is responsible for the creation and implementation of certain programs, such as an Alumni Mentoring Program that was launched in the Fall of 2019. Stephanie can be reached at stephcj@cs.unc.edu.

 

Make a virtual appointment with Stephanie or a CS Career Assistant!

You can do this by logging in to your Handshake account. Through Handshake, you can make appointments for CS Career Advising with Stephanie, or for Resume/LinkedIn Reviews and Mock Interviews with one of the CS Career Assistants.


 What can I do with a Computer Science degree?


Timeline as a Computer Science Major at UNC

Below is the recommended timeline as a UNC CS major, considering the new admissions policy for Computer Science majors. To view this in a document format, please refer to here.


Technical Interviewing and Hiring Process:

The recruiting and hiring process for technical roles can look different from general hiring processes. Refer to our infographic below for information on what the interview process can look like for Computer Science related roles! You can also view more detailed information at our Nailing the Technical Interview page.

 


Connecting with UNC Computer Science Alumni:

The UNC Computer Science Alumni Mentoring Program was created in the Spring of 2019, as a result of strong student interest in being more engaged with industry and the need for them to have guidance in the next steps post-graduation. With this in mind, two students are paired with one alumni mentor for an academic year and receive insight on career readiness topics ranging from technical interviewing to the final offer of a job. The application for the program opens annually every spring, and more information can be found here.

Our inaugural cohort at the program kickoff celebration that was held in Google’s Chapel Hill Office in September 2019. The 2019-2020 year involved alumni from 22 different companies and 6 industries, with over 80 participants.


Join our UNC CS Career Hub LinkedIn Page! The CS Careers Department has a LinkedIn Career Hub Page where CS Career Assistants and staff make weekly posts often with resources on how to succeed as a Computer Science major. Request to join here.


Searching for a job or internship? Handshake houses thousands of job and internship opportunities searchable by location and industry. Every student has a Handshake account, simply log-in with your ONYEN.


Looking for more career resources? 

Visit UCS online for helpful information on any career-related need. Choose from handouts, student-specific resources, videos, and the Career Readiness Workbook.

More Computer Science Resources:

The Beginner’s Guide to Computer Science – Get a holistic perspective of the CS field and career prospects

ComputerScience.org – Learn about top careers and skills in Computer Science

Dice.com – Explore jobs and articles about current trends  in tech

North Carolina Technology Association – Research local companies and network

CyberDegrees.org – Learn about career paths in cybersecurity