Tech & Computer Science

Welcome to the Tech & Computer Science Community!

Members of this community use their quantitative, design, and communication skills to tackle complex, multi-faceted problems in a wide range of disciplines. Many careers in technology and computer science start from a foundation in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), and fluency in one or more of these areas is an asset. However, many employers cite communication, collaboration, and lateral thinking skills as being as important as coding or data analysis.  Other key skills in these fields include self-advocacy, basic knowledge of business principles, fluency in a foreign computing languages, quantitative reasoning, and communicating ideas concisely and clearly.

These careers can be faced-paced, ever-changing, and unpredictable.  Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to) analyst, designer, developer, coder, software/hardware engineer, specialist, and technician, often in companies that specialize in gaming, technology, mobile apps, business development, consulting robotics, hardware, data, and the web.

Cal State LA offers non-credit professional development programs that can lead to a career in tech and computer science.

These include:

The Tech & Computer Science Community acts as a helpful guide and encourages lifelong learning. Become involved in this Community by submitting a guest blog, job, employer profile, event, class, or resource to be featured, or explore new content pulled in weekly to learn more about your career options.

7 Reasons Why You Are Not Getting To The Next Interview Stage And How To Fix It

Interviews for senior-level executive roles differ from entry-level job interviews in many ways.

While being on time, having a strong handshake, and researching the company is enough to impress the recruiter when applying for junior positions, for senior executives is …

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5 Job Search Strategies You Need to Know

A recent study found that 80% of executives are open to new opportunities, but only 26% of them are actually successful in finding one. So what’s the problem?

What Are the 5 Ways to Find a Job in 2022?

With …

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5 Signs You’re Not Aware Of Your Professional Image (And How To Fix It)

Do you struggle with self awareness at work? We’ve all worked with, and for, individuals for whom knowing their blind spots isn’t exactly a strong suit. But how can you be sure that you aren’t one of these professionals yourself? 

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Skills You Should Include on a Modern Resume

Some resume trends come and go. Colorful resumes can confuse employers, making them even less likely to view you favorably. Others stick around because of their usefulness. Customizing your resume and adding an executive summary as an “elevator pitch” are …

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The Number of High-Paying, Remote Jobs Has Grown Fastest in These Industries in 2020 and 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many employees, businesses, and industries to go remote on a large scale for the first time. And if you were one of these employees, you may have started to question the need to be physically in …

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Career Resources

Handshake

This resource is available to PaGE and DTLA degree, Paralegal Studies and Project Management students.

Résumés & Cover Letters

What is the purpose of a resume?

Many job seekers assume that the purpose of a resume is to provide …

Building Your Professional Development Plan

Think of your career/professional development plan as a way to cultivate your professional brand. Meaning, an intentional plan to grow …

Informational Interviews

Networking for career exploration is one of the best ways to begin exploring career paths. Having a conversation with a …

Job FutureCaster

Job FutureCaster allows you to select jobs that are of interest to you and see what the future prospects for …

Networking

Networking is an excellent way to meet new people and expand your circle of contacts. Engaging with others to learn …

Featured Classes