Computing Careers & Disciplines: A Quick Guide for Prospective Students and Career Advisors

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The field of computing has expanded rapidly over the past 10-15 years, and students need better information about the field and its related careers. In reality, there is no single computing discipline but at least five. Including different sub-specialties, there are dozens of possible computing educational paths for prospective students.

The second edition of this guide (2020), produced by Mount Royal University and funded by CERIC, answers these three questions.

– Why should you consider computing when choosing a career?
– What kind of computing jobs are out there?
– What kind of education pathways will guide you to the computing career you desire?

The guide is designed to support prospective students, career practitioners, academic advisors and career counsellors. This information will help students to better understand what each one of the computing disciplines does and which best suits their interests, talents, skills and abilities.


Sharon Ferriss
(416) 929-2510
IT/advising/career decision-making/college/computing careers/counselling/educational pathways/major selection/post-secondary/students/university/youth

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