Summer Career Showcase

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The Career Showcase helps postbacc students get a jump start on networking in the computing job market by introducing them to the culture of the computer science field.

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The Oregon State University computer science career showcase involves activities to help OSU Ecampus computer science students get a jump-start on networking in the computing job market by introducing them to the culture of the computer science field. In the morning, students interact during small group sessions and panel discussions with the instructors and staff. The second half of the day is focused on networking with industry recruiters.

This event is open to all computer science students pursuing their postbaccalaureate degree online via OSU Ecampus.

The showcases are held twice a year in Summer and Winter Term. A wide range of over 20 companies attends the event.

These are some of the companies who have participated in past conferences: Allion, Biotronik, Cambia Health Solutions, Coelo, Daimler, eBayElemental Technologies, Emerge Interactive, Garmin, Google, HP, IBM, Intel, iovation, ISITE Design, Jama Software, Jive Software, Mentor Graphics Corp., McAfee, NVoicePay, Pariveda Solutions, Puppet Labs, Rentrak, Resource Data, Inc., Slalom Consulting, Thomson Reuters, US Army Corps of Engineers, WebMD and Xerox.

Check out this quick video to get an idea of what to expect.

Benefits of attending for Ecampus students

The computer science career showcase provides students learning online the opportunity to connect with faculty, fellow students and industry professionals in person. This event is well-attended by Ecampus students from across the country who benefit from the ability to network with professionals and highlight their creative and innovative work.

Student Comments

“I really appreciated the opportunity to do the technical interview because it gave me the confidence that I could do it.”
– Wing Yee Leung, New York, New York

“I’m not from a tech-savvy part of the country and so it was great to get exposure to a lot of technical companies.”
Emily Meeker, Jonesboro, Ark.

“I really appreciate the Career Showcase events because they give me a chance to interact with potential employers in a low-pressure environment and learn firsthand what kind of qualities they are seeking in potential new hires.”
– Bryon Burleigh, Philomath, Ore.

“I feel motivated, excited, and encouraged to see the graduates who have gotten jobs.”
– Sarah Thorup, Seattle, Wash.

"This was my first quarter in the program and I wasn't sure what a Career Showcase could do for me this early on. It gave my studies a clear direction. There was a cross-section of tech companies who, in one-on-one interviews, made it clear what they were looking for in potential hires. This is great for me because it gives my classes real purpose and motivation. Early, or even new to this program? GO!"
– Ray Foote, Seattle, Wash.

Videos from Past Events


Dec 2016 Panel Part 1 - Meet the Graduates
Alumni of the online CS program give students an industry perspective on getting interviews, code samples, resumes, cover letters, and other tips on getting a job.

Part 1: Meet the Graduates, Career Showcase Dec 2015 Panel
Three graduates of the program talk at a panel discussion at the Career Showcase in December 2015. In Part 1 meet the graduates Vaughn Schmidt (Garmin), Joshua Urlaub (HP) and Justin Ihara (Micro Systems Engineering, Inc.).

Preparing for interviews, Dec 2014
Industry representatives give advice on preparing for interviews at the Career Showcase.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speech - Career Showcase Dec 2016
December 2016: Paul McKenney, distinguished engineer at IBM Linux Technology Center, gives the keynote speech, "Education: A Foundation for your Career.

Mark Skarpness
Dec 2014: Mark Skarpness, Director of Systems Engineering, Open Source Technology Center, Intel Corporation. Skarpness talks about his background in software at Intel and the development of Intel's Open Source Technology Center. He discusses the importance of open source and gives tips on how to build an open-source resume. Skarpness gives his views on how software engineering will grow in the future, and what skills will be valuable.



Why should I go to the Career Showcase
June 2014: Two students talk about their experience at the Career Showcase.

June 2014: Two students talk about their experience at the Career Showcase.