Careers in IT: The Real Story (2012 Industry Panel Video)

This year’s Careers in IT: The Real Story’s IT industry panelists unexpectedly had a lot in common. Almost all of them were computer science majors in college.  As such, they had not only strong on-the-job experiences; advice to share, as well as how to go about finding a job, but great insights into what courses were valuable, how best to study, why in any economy most IT professionals can find employment, what is the best programming language to start with, and what their college experience was like.  Click on the image to your left to view the video.

The panelists were:

  • Andrew Craswell, Bellevue College
  • Eden Lasater, Bellevue College
  • Tom Lee, Bellevue College
  • Katie Metcalf, Microsoft
  • Christopher Orth, Well Played Games
  • Kris Plunkett, F5 Networks
  • Elaine Powell, Chipton Ross/Boeing

Careers in IT: The Real Story is an annual event, free to students (K-14), educators, and anyone who is interested in finding out a career in IT.

If you love to figure things out by learning them yourself, like math or statistics (or, wonder why you should start to “like” math right now), are artistic, like to play chess, and love to solve a puzzle, start thinking about an IT educational and career pathway now.