If you’re dissatisfied with your current career, you feel that you
are not being compensated fairly, or you feel that your current responsibilities
don’t suit your preferences and abilities, it may be time to consider
a career transition. Changing careers can seem like an intimidating prospect;
however, with the development of the right skillset and knowledge base,
you may find that it’s easier than you expected. For many individuals
who transition to a new career, a new
graduate degree, such as a master of software engineering, can pave the way for a rewarding
Explore All of the Possibilities
Before you commit to a graduate program and a new field, it’s essential
to carefully weigh all of your options. You may wish to take a few online
career assessment tests or you might consider talking to a career counselor.
You might even connect with your undergraduate alumni network to learn
about career possibilities.
Evaluate Your Priorities and Preferences
Although talking to fellow alums and career counselors can be helpful,
no one but yourself can tell you that a particular decision is the right
one. You’ll need to do some thorough soul-searching to evaluate
your priorities and preferences. Is it more important to you to work in
a field that excites you or to hold down a job that pays well? Or, could
you combine these two priorities with a job in a field like computer science?
Dabble in a New Field
While you’re researching options for graduate degrees to launch your
new career, consider dabbling in your chosen field by applying for an
internship can help guide your career choices. Or, you might consider taking on a short-term job in your new field on
a contract basis.
When you’re ready to take control of your future, explore the possibilities
available to you at
Seattle University's Department of Computer Science & Software
Engineering. By enrolling in one of our graduate programs in Seattle, you’ll
develop a solid foundation in the technical skills you’ll need to
launch your new career in computer science or software engineering. You
can learn more about becoming a college student at our prestigious university
by calling (866) 926-3027 or visiting us on the Web.