Based on the 2019 Data Buddies Survey, current computing professionals provide their thoughts on what most prepared them for their current position, by the setting they work in.
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Graduate students in computing doctoral degree programs reported, by far, the highest level of interest in computing researcher positions in industry followed by faculty positions at research universities and research positions in government labs.
CERP evaluated the CCC Early Career Researcher Symposium held in Washington, D.C. during August 2018. Evaluation findings showed that participants of the symposium gained potential collaborators for future work. These findings highlight a key feature of the symposium, which was to encourage networking and discussions among peers and leaders from the field.
In 2018, CRA launched the Grad Cohort for Underrepresented Minorities + Persons with Disabilities (Grad Cohort URMD) workshop. CERP found that compared to before the workshop, participants reported stronger knowledge about a number of professional skills after attending Grad Cohort URMD. Applications for the 2019 workshop will open October 2018.
Compared to White and Asian students, who are considered the racial and ethnic majority in computing fields, students who are members of underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and students with disabilities (URMD) were 1.5 times more likely to report having seriously considered leaving their graduate program.
The CRA Education Committee is organizing a “Professional Development Workshop for Teaching-Track Faculty” on on February 21 in conjunction with SIGCSE 2018.