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Exploring the Benefits of Earning a Degree In Biochemistry

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Your education is an investment in your future career; choose a degree program that serves your interests and prepares you for a wide range of possible careers. You might consider earning your degree in biochemistry, for example, which can open doors in both the public and private sectors. With a degree in biochemistry, you’ll have the flexibility to choose from many different career fields. If you’re curious about the world around you, can work well with others, can communicate clearly, and wish to learn more about science, then a biochemistry degree could be right for you.

Areas of Specialization

With an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, you could choose to specialize in any number of exciting areas. For example, you might choose to specialize in healthcare, pharmacology, or agriculture. You might decide that environmental concerns are your priority, or that you’re interested in applying the principles of biochemistry to advancing the field of forensic science. The cosmeceutical field, or the combination of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, also requires workers with a background in biochemistry. Since biochemistry principles are applicable to such a wide range of areas, your opportunities are virtually limitless.

Types of Employers

Many different types of employers need scientists with a background in biochemistry. If you choose to go into teaching, your employer might be an elementary school, high school, or college. Or, you could choose a teaching position with a non-school employer, such as a museum or zoo. If you’re interested in working in research and development, your employer might be a university laboratory or a government lab. Other types of employers can include public health departments, hospital labs, private testing labs, the armed services, nursing homes, and many more.

For more information about earning your degree to advance your career opportunities, contact Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering. Our undergraduate degree programs and graduate school can help prepare you for an incredible career in a diverse array of fields. Contact us at (206) 452-2262 or visit our beautiful campus in Seattle.

Why Seattle University College of Science & Engineering Is a Good Choice for Transfer Students

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Are you unhappy with your current academic experience? Instead of continuing a program that isn’t giving you the tools you need to succeed, you should consider transferring to a university that offers a better fit. Seattle University’s College of Science & Engineering makes it easy for transfer students to finish their degrees and find success in the working world.

More than half of the seniors studying computer science and engineering at Seattle University are transfer students. Seattle University’s College of Science & Engineering has a dedicated faculty, small class sizes, and very high standards, making it an attractive choice for transfer students. We also offer generous transfer scholarships of up to $12,000 a year for students with GPAs of 3.25 and higher. You’ll find that Seattle University is a great place to complete your computer science or software engineering degree. 

Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering strives to make classes as helpful and enlightening as possible. To find out how to enroll, call our Seattle admissions office at (206) 452-2262.

How to Use Your Computer Science Degree

Considering how computers are involved in nearly every aspect of modern life, computer science is one of the most dynamic fields you can go into. After getting your CS degree, you’ll likely have all kinds of job opportunities.

This video discusses some of jobs available for recent computer science graduates. Right after you graduate, it’s a good idea to look for contracting jobs so you can increase your confidence and gain some experience. Meanwhile, you might try applying for jobs involved with big data analytics, software development, video game design, or healthcare IT. 

If you’re ready to get started with computer science courses, call Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at (206) 452-2262. Our unique and flexible graduate program can help launch your computer science career

Tips for Acing Your First Job Interview

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After you get your degree in computer science or software engineering, it’s time to face the real world and hit the job market. At first, you might feel discouraged as you send out dozens of applications without any kind of response. If you keep at it, you’ll eventually land an interview. Here are a few tips to help you ace that first job interview:

Use University Resources

Universities have much gain from the success of their alumni, which is why they offer career services, often with mock interviews and resume help. Before your first interview, consider scheduling a mock interview with a university advisor to prepare your responses.

Do Your Research

During your interview, be sure to express a genuine interest in the company. To spark a genuine interest, learn as much about the company as possible. Scour the company’s website and visit their physical location, then use the information to add substance to your interview answers.

Dress Conservatively

Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to surprise your interviewer with a bold fashion choice. Wear a conservative suit, blouse, or pantsuit so your outfit doesn’t become a subject of discussion. Even if you’re interviewing for a position in a casual environment, it’s always best to remain on the formal side.

Ask Thoughtful Questions

Your interviewer will likely be able to tell if you are disinterested in the company or the position. To express your interest, consider asking thoughtful questions before, during, and after the interview. Stay away from questions about compensation and benefits, and instead ask questions about the company’s history, the work environment, and the position.

Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering loves to see graduates succeed. To learn more about our graduate programs and student resources, call us at (206) 452-2262. You can also visit our website to research the specifics of our computer science and software engineering programs. 

Career Profile: Mechanical Engineer

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Most people go to college because they want to earn a decent living while making a lasting impact on the planet. While some people gain fulfillment from liberal arts disciplines, others prefer a more hands-on approach. If you fall into the latter category, you might consider getting a degree in mechanical engineering. Here’s a brief look at what it means to be a mechanical engineer:  

Specializations

At Seattle University, mechanical engineering students learn how to design numerous mechanical systems. After graduation, students can use their knowledge to explore a wide range of disciplines, from energy to medicine. Many mechanical engineers answer the world’s call for clean energy solutions by designing new means of energy production and storage. Others devote themselves to designing automotive safety systems and making the world a safer place.

Work Environment

Mechanical engineers spend most of their time in a professional office setting as they work out new designs on the computer. While working on certain projects—a new wind turbine, for example—a mechanical engineer may visit the worksite to provide additional guidance. There are numerous opportunities for mechanical engineers in both the private and public sectors, and engineers provide everything from consulting services to comprehensive designs.

Average Earnings

If you decide to pursue mechanical engineering, you can expect to earn a considerable salary. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, mechanical engineers earned an average of $78,000 in 2010, with the top 10 percent earning more than $119,000. To put those figures in perspective, the average salary for all occupations in the U.S. was just $33,000 in 2010. Also, the number of jobs for qualified mechanical engineers is expected to rise nine percent between 2010 and 2020.

Once you earn your mechanical engineering degree, you might consider going into computer science or software engineering. Seattle University’s Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering offers excellent master’s programs for both disciplines. Call us at (206) 452-2262 or visit our website to get a better idea of our graduate programs.    

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