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Department of Computer Science
Hooman Bahador is not only a chief technology officer, he's also a Computer Science grad.
Hooman Bahador (Hon. B.Sc., 2010) is the chief technology officer and co-founder of Konrad Group. The deep theoretical understanding of computers and operating systems he picked up at the University of Toronto has allowed him to deliver omni-channel user experiences by leveraging cutting-edge technologies. Learn more about Hooman on LinkedIn.
What do employers value about Department of Computer Science graduates?
apply knowledge of mathematics and science
design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data
build working systems and tools to solve problems across disciplines
function on multidisciplinary teams and communicate effectively to build significant pieces of software
identify, formulate and solve software application problems
understand the impact of software and application solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context
use multiple programming languages to create working software solutions
Within two years of graduation, 96% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $61,083/year upon entering the workforce. 39% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)
your degree after graduation
University of Toronto Computer Science alumni most frequently apply their system design and problem solving skills in these industries:
- Information Technology
- Program and Project Management
graduate or professional school
A Computer Science degree equips students with the data analysis and effective communication skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:
- Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
- Computer Science
- Information Science
exploring opportunities while you're a student
Learn About yourself
Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals like a computer science alum who is in Financial Insurance at Sunlife Financial and others in your career area of interest. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options.
Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience.
Take a Professional Experience Year (PEY), a paid internship that applies your skills in a project-based professional environment.
Attend a Career Centre workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit cln.utoronto.ca for more information.
Connect with Alumni
The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.
During On Campus Recruitment, attend information sessions with employers looking to recruit students and graduates.
Options in your Department
While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career.
Talk to your professors and teaching assistants to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.
Connect with alumni from Computer Science through the CompSci Connect Network.
Attend technical seminars or participate in the U of T Hack-a-thon or other programming competitions.
Take advantage of the Undergraduate Summer Research Program to build skills and experience.
Join a student group based on your interests to build your network and transferable skills.