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Careers in Computing

Pointers to useful resources that might help encourage students to consider a career in computing

Neil Brown

Created by Neil Brown
last edited Aug 09 2018 by Simon Humphreys



Web sites

Inspirational material

  • [Feb 2014] Women in technology video from Career Player. Suitable for 13 - 18 year old girls either as a complete 11 min video or as separate clips answering different questions
  • [Oct 2013] Careers in IT and Technology video from Career Player. Suitable for 13 - 18 year olds either as a complete 27 min video or as separate clips answering different questions.
  • [Sept 2010] eSkills bulletin show continued growth in demand for ICT staff
  • Code.org has videos featuring all the famous names (Gates, Zuckerberg, etc), explaining why “Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn to code”. Not exactly about careers, but very motivating.
  • University of Sydney video on What is IT? (Note: In Australia, IT is used as a technical umbrella term. It does not mean ICT, it’s more like our “Computing”.)

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