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Related Skills

  • Works well in an environment of constant change
  • Critical thinker and problem solver
  • Analyzes information, makes appropriate decisions, and solves problems
  • Design, analyze, and implement different network technologies
  • Research-oriented
  • Writes and speaks proficiently
  • Possesses computational ability
  • Detail-oriented and well organized
  • Good multitasking capabilities
  • Understands networking, network security, various cutting-edge networking technologies, and related software packages and application programs

Being Successful in the Field

  • Having related experience is critical to most employers that hire computer science majors. Obtain an internship, co-op, or part-time job in a relevant area to increase employability.
  • Obtain vendor specific certifications or networking certifications to gain a competitive edge.
  • Complete informational interviews with current computer science professionals to help establish career goals.

Related Fields

  • Network/telecom systems analyst
  • Network and wireless security engineer
  • Cloud systems analyst
  • Network analysts
  • Network engineer
  • Network administrators
  • Mobile and wireless system analysts
  • Network research and development engineers
  • Network/telecom consultant
  • Managers of network engineering

Other Fields

  • Network analyst and engineer
  • Computer software engineers
  • Network security engineer
  • Hacking and security analyst
  • Cyber and wireless security

Career Industry Liaison

Name Office Email Phone
Debbie Ungson-Walbert  208 Bone Student Center  (309) 438-2200 

Internship Coordinator

Name Office Email Phone
Tal Parmenter  Old Union 302A  (309) 438-3718