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What are the possibilities I have with a CompE Degree?

I am a junior/ senior in college studying Computer Engineering and I am excited but worried about what's to come next. #college #computer #engineering #computer-science #engineer #computerengineer #computer-software

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June’s Answer

Really great choice for selecting Computer Engineering as a major, you will have many options! As someone who hires interns majoring in this field, I would first ask: With CompE, you get the mix of both hardware and software in your studies, which one did you feel more passionate or gravitate towards? I think because this major gives you exposure to both areas; you could find opportunities in network engineering or software engineering. Keep in mind though, lots of companies (such as our's for example) is a software company, so if you like hardware, some companies might not have opportunities in that area.

As some others have written, hot areas of topics for this major could be Cyber Security but if you like software development, Machine Learning, AI, Data Science area could be great options for you to consider. Lots of employment opportunities in those areas.

Good luck!
Thank you comment icon Fantastic, personally I do feel like I gravitate more towards hardware. I do have a great time in software development and coding, but the more hands-on experience with hardware is where I love to be. Jervoris
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Rebecca’s Answer

I am delighted to hear that you are studying Computer Engineering. It is an very interesting subject. In your study, what you subjects that you are mostly interested in?
There are many career path you could consider including :
- computer hardware design - Chips, Computer Circuits , Firmware design
- Operating System design and coding
- Software development
, etc.
There are many different types of computers that including Super Computer, Mainframe, PC, Phones, Tablets, etc.
Each of them may need different knowledge and skills but having Computer Engineering as the fundamental. You may explore more on different aspect and determine what you have the best interest. If you know any Alumni working the particular aspect, you can also speak to them to acquire better understand before you decide which area you would like to pursue.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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Mohan’s Answer

Glad to hear that you have chosen Computer Science!!

There are lot of opportunities to explore from the field of computer science as it is and always is one of the booming and interesting fields to work. You would have chances to explore Software development, Hardware engineering, Testing, Infrastructure and Operations management and so on.

Another major field is Cyber security and access management, which basically provides the industries with enormous ways of keeping the platforms and data secure meanwhile providing its customers ease of access to use the platform developed by companies.

Overall, there are lot of opportunities to explore as a Computer Science and Engineering graduate. While you would want to choose the fields that you are more interested and build upon skills required for specific industry.

All the Best!!

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Ashley’s Answer

You can work at any company or start your own business with that degree. Highly employable. Just be creative and think about what you like to do. Try out multiple jobs within the field. You'll find your niche.
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Filip’s Answer

Generally, you can choose software or hardware.

Software can lead you to:

- software development - this can be low level (operating system, embedded devices, anything "closer to the hardware") or high level (application layer - meaning web, mobile applications, cloud, microservices, scaling)
- security - again same as development but from a security angle
- system engineering - maintaining servers (Linux usually), virtualization, cloud, containers (DevOps)

I think that there is a higher demand for software engineering.
Senior people who have experience with multiple areas can become architects.

Hardware is about computer architecture, again a lot of to do with information flow, concurrency, and possibly electronics.
Again blended with the software layer.

Best of luck!

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Michael’s Answer

There are a number of career paths to take advantage of your new degree in computer science and the choice of which career path to take should be based on where your passion lies. Software engineering and development is an obvious choice for those that love programming and coding. IT operations is a great choice for those that love technology and are interested in computer networking and other aspects of technical engineering. Data scientist roles are growing in number and are great for those that love crunching through data and identifying ways to solve problems and create opportunities by analyzing data. Information security is also a great career choice and is a very hot area right now and is great for someone that thrives on finding ways to secure networks from hackers and prevent data fraud and theft. Finally, there are many career paths for computer science majors that are not deeply technical. Jobs such as project managers, scrum masters, and business analysts are great for individuals that thrive through interacting with people in applying technology to solve business problems. I would suggest looking for internships now to get experience in the career path/discipline that you are most passionate about. It is great that you are seeking advice and if you are open to the many possibilities that come with this incredible career choice, I think you will be fine.
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Craig’s Answer

I have a computer engineering degree, I have travelled the world, settled in 2 countries, met many diverse people and worked on huge array of products
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