Beyond the Classroom

Outside of your computer science classes, you’ll find a range of opportunities to gain practical experience and explore your options for a career in technology.  


Events & Activities  
  • Talks and Panel Discussions—Learn about computer science careers and emerging trends from Mills alumnae, corporate recruiters, and other professionals.
  • Workshops—Participate in hands-on, collaborative learning experiences such as hackathons to create solutions for community issues.
  • Off-Campus Tours—Visit the headquarters of such industry leaders as Facebook, Google, Yelp, Salesforce, and Square.
  • Mills Computer Club—This student-run organization seeks to promote technical skills and professional opportunities for Mills students (undergraduate and graduate) interested in computer science and its related careers.
  • Grace Hopper Conference—Each year, a group of Mills computer science students attends this national conference for women in computer science.

Internships  
Mills students hold computer science internships at leading companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and across the country, such as Google, NASA, SpaceX, Splunk, Uber, and Veeva Systems. These internships frequently lead to full-time positions.
What Can I Do with an MA Degree in Computer Science from Mills?

Our interdisciplinary computer science graduates have launched successful careers in software engineering, technical writing, product development, user interface design, and other areas:  


Java Developer
ALM Media

Manager, Database and Online Communications
ChangeLab Solutions

Senior Systems Engineer
Edaptive Systems

Frontend Developer
moBack

Senior Director, Software Engineering
Salesforce

Principal Software Engineer
Splunk

Senior Community Manager
Synopsis

Director, Product Management
Brit + Co.

Director, Engineering Strategy and Innovation
Deutsche Bank

Technical Writer
Medallia

Bid Data Analytics and Machine Learning
NASA

Lead Software Engineer
SoftwareAG

Software Engineer
Striiv

VP of Engineering
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