Job Opportunities and Co-ops
Perhaps one of the best indications of the strength of the faculty and curriculum is the success of Utica College's graduates. Alumni have gone on to employment in knowledge engineering, virtual reality, aerospace, NASA, computer security, business, and many other related fields.
There are many opportunities for paid work experiences related to the computer science field. They include part time positions during the semester with full-time work in the summer. Among the organizations actively recruiting our students for co-op positions are IBM, New York Power Authority, Air Force Research Lab, and PAR Technologies. There are also many relevant and interesting work experiences available on campus.
Employers of Utica College graduates
Utica National Insurance Co.
NY Central Mutual
Disa-Datal Interchange Co.
United Cerebral Palsy
NYS Taxation Dept.
Interboro System Corp.
Utica College Founded by Syracuse University
Utica First Insurance
Syracuse China, Inc
Daniel Green Co.
American Management Systems
Syracuse Research Corporation
United Parcel Service
Utica Mutual Insurance
Johnson & Johnson
Air Force Research Lab
Types of Employers
Mail Delivery Companies
Credit Card Companies
Electronic Data Processing Manager
Operations Research Specialist
Technical Support Representative
Artificial Intelligence Specialist
Operating Systems Programmer
Special Effects (FX) Specialist
Technical Sales Representative
Facility Engineer Specialist
System Software Developer
Manager, Management Info.
Computer Systems Manager
National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates
From United States Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics
||Mean Hourly Wages
||Median Hourly Wages
|Computer and information scientists, research||23,210||40.64||$84,530||39.23|
|Computer software engineers, applications||392,140||36.42||$75,750||34.87|
|Computer software engineers, system software
|Computer support specialist||482,990||20.50||$42,640||18.96|
|Computer systems analysts
|Network and computer systems administrator
|Network systems and data communications analysts
Victor V. Costanza '02 , System Analyst, New York Power Authority
Supports and maintains the New York Power Authority's Energy Management System's hardware and software assets, including the real time operation and control of the Authority's generation and transmission facilities. Also assists with applications development, relational database maintenance, diagnosis of software and hardware problems, data storage and recovery, and development of effective solutions that meet the stringent requirements of Energy Management System availability.
"My experience at Utica College was enjoyable and enterprising. There was a diversity of cultures, skills, and interests, which helped provide for a productive future. Utica College gave me the opportunity to work as an intern at the New York Power Authority, where I received hands-on experience and was able to showcase my abilities to my prospective employer. The faculty and staff at Utica College were committed to helping students succeed and launch a career."
Daniel Brodsky '01 , Software Engineer, Syracuse Research Corporation
Works on the development and maintenance of a Java-based PKI-aware system for a large government customer.
"Utica College's most valuable strength is its ties with local industry. My co-op experiences with IBM and BAE SYSTEMS allowed me to explore very different career paths while still attending school, so that I could better find direction upon graduation. The professors are caring, dedicated, and serve as excellent mentors to the students."
Jennifer Gibbins '01 , software engineer developing JAVA programs for network security using mobile agent technology, Lockheed Martin Oricon, Arlington, VA.
"UC helped me prepare for my career by giving me a good breadth of knowledge to quickly adapt to industry trends and work cooperatively with my team members"
Christina (Prause) Allan '93 , is a programmer at IDX Systems Corp. in South Burlington, VT.
Raquel S. Whittlesey '92 , Software Engineer, Aerospace Design and Fabrication, Inc., Brookpark, OH, proves the correctness of software for NASA before it is used in potentially life-threatening situations.
"Utica College was the perfect choice for me: a small college atmosphere with large university benefits. At UC you are an important member of a family. The smaller classes made it easier for professors to get to know the students as individuals. The computer science program at UC offers a diverse selection of courses. It can be tailored to scientific or business applications. I found this to be one of UC's most beneficial assets. Another asset which cannot be overlooked is the caring and knowledgeable computer science faculty with industry experience and an excellent reputation. My experience at UC has prepared me for both industry and advanced degree work, and believe me, I am taking advantage of both. The only disappointing experience I have had after graduating from UC is it's a tough act to follow. Go Pioneers!"
Helen Rico '89, Senior Supervisory Computer Scientist for Rome Labs
"Utica College provided me a solid education and gave me confidence to pursue
Jaime Lawton '88 , is at Rome Labs working in the field of knowledge engineering.
Rich Evans '80 , works at Rome Labs in the exciting area of virtual reality.
Al Ritchie '76 , is regional office administrator for Utica National Insurance Company.
"I graduated from UC in 1976 with an BS degree in Accounting (CPA program). I attended evening for six years while working full time at Utica National. Going evenings, I never had the experience college life like most students who attend on a full time basis. For me it was work at a full time job, and go to class three times a week. It was a struggle to juggle work, classes and family but it was all worth it when I received my degree from Syracuse University. I never went into the accounting field. I was a computer programmer for Utica National and ended up working in IT for twenty-five years. I am now responsible for our regional operations around the country."