Technology, Data & Analytics

Think you might be interested in a career in Technology, Data or Analytics? You’re in the right place! This page is your comprehensive guide to exploring careers and landing a position in this rapidly expanding field.

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The market for technology, data, and analytics is expanding rapidly. Your L&S degree could lead to a career in big data, GIS, cartography, actuarial science, cyber security, database management, IT support, machine learning, programming, web development and more. Check out the Career Guides below for more information about the many different paths available within this field.

Cybersecurity
Data Analytics
GIS and Cartography
Programming

 

 

 

 

 

Project Management
User Experience / Interface
Web Development

Ask a Badger

Listen to alumnus and former Google employee, Joshua Steinberg, talk about what a normal day at his job was like!

Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024.

OOH, US Department of Labor

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Opportunities to Explore

Still exploring your options and looking to learn? These events are a great place to start.

Tue 29

Political Science at Work

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 29

Asian Studies at Work

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 30

Sociology at Work

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 30

Comm Arts at Work

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Wed 30

Biology at Work

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Career & Networking Events

Ready to get your applications together, network with employers and alumni, and land that job or internship? Don’t miss these events.

Tue 15

Computer Sciences Fair

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Get A Job Or Internship

Ready to find a job or internship? Here, you’ll find many resources to help you apply to jobs and internships in this industry as well as view featured employers that may be helpful on your path to success!

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Technology Industry

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Positions & Salary Information

How do I find research opportunities on campus?

Research Opportunities – Wisconsin Discovery Portal http://discoveryportal.org/default.aspx
Research Opportunities – Undergraduate Research Scholars http://urs.ls.wisc.edu/
Research Opportunities – Additional Opportunities https://provost.wisc.edu/undergradresearch.htm
Types of Undergraduate Research https://biology.wisc.edu/undergraduate-research

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Check out these courses

PROGRAMMING I

Prerequisites: Satisfied Quantitative Reasoning (QR) A requirement

Learn the process of incrementally developing small (200-500 lines) programs along with the fundamental Computer Science topics. These topics include: problem abstraction and decomposition, the edit-compile-run cycle, using variables of primitive and more complex data types, conditional and loop-based flow control, basic testing and debugging techniques, how to define and call functions (methods), and IO processing techniques. Also teaches and reinforces good programming practices including the use of a consistent style, and meaningful documentation. Intended for students who have no prior programming experience.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL INFORMATION

Prerequisites: Junior Standing

This entry-level course prepares students to use information technologies to solve problems and help people through implementing information infrastructures such as websites, databases and metadata. Students will explore information access, information representation, usability and information policy issues, and increase their understanding of the social impacts and social shaping of information infrastructures.

SURVEY OF SOCIOLOGY

Prerequisites:  Satisfied Communications A requirement; not open to students who have taken SOC 181 or C&E SOC/SOC 211

Introduction to the field of American sociology, its subfields and specialized areas of research, theoretical traditions and research methods. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology.