Envision Your Digital Future

Are you looking for exciting opportunities to supercharge your current major?

Come see what your future may hold in store at Project>Login’s first meetup for UNE students.

  • Thursday, November 3pl-stacked-vector-2015-09-18-B, 4-6 pm
  • Biddeford campus, Decary 1 and 2

Learn how you might be a good match for high-demand, well-paid jobs, including paid summer internships in many different industries, even if you don’t think of yourself as a tech geek.

Employers, please join us! Learn more here and sign up here.

Why is this important?

Digital innovations — from smart phones and apps, to social media, the Internet, and sensors in our homes and in our clothes — are transforming our world at a breathtaking pace.

No matter your major, these digital, computing, and information competencies are in demand, across industries and careers.

Take a look at the many ways Digital Sciences, including Computer Science, are changing everything we do, every day:

Why should I go?

Professionals from leading Maine businesses, organizations and government agencies are interested in meeting students with varied abilities — critical thinking, creative problem solving, collaboration, and communication — as well as digital skills.

They hire dozens of paid interns each summer to do real work, and many continue on after the first internship. Nationally, over 70% of interns receive an offer for continuing work, and over 85% accept.

Employers will join us at the Project>Login meetup on November 3 and they want to meet you.

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What is Project>Login?

Project>Login is a business-led campaign to increase Maine’s network of digital, computing and information technology professionals. Project>Login brings together employers, professionals, and students to make connections between campus and career.

The demand for professionals is so great — and the need for diverse skills so critical — that Project>Login employers are seeking students who may not see themselves as tech geeks, but who can translate their problem solving and critical thinking skills into digital products and services that help clients, colleagues, citizens, and customers thrive.

That’s why Project>Login employers visit college campuses every fall: to help more students learn about these exciting jobs.

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How can I learn more?

jobs-dashboard-intro-2014-9-09b1To find out if one of these professions (or a related career) might be right for you, visit Project>Login’s  career finder.

Then, take a look at courses being offered at UNE next semester, and beyond, and see if exploring the digital sciences might be of interest to you.

Digital Sciences Courses at UNE

DSC115 – Principles of Computing (Spring 2017)

Computing affects almost all aspects of modern life and you will benefit from a computing foundation that prepares you to pursue a wide array of opportunities that computing has made possible.

This course is not a tour of current events and technologies. Rather, this course seeks to provide you with a future-proof foundation in computing principles so that you are adequately prepared with both the knowledge and skills to live and thrive in our increasingly digital society, economy, and culture.

MAT201 – Modeling and Problem Solving with Spreadsheets (Spring 2017)

This course is focused on decision-making. You will be learn about the analytic techniques and technological skills needed to examine problems across many industries and organizations: in business, mathematics, and natural, social, health, and environmental sciences.

This course is an excellent introduction to data analysis techniques used by professionals in a wide range of quantitative fields, virtually all of whom will use Excel or similar spreadsheet as a tool for preliminary data analysis.

MAT301 – Database Design, Implementation, and Management (Fall 2017)

Databases are an essential tool for the organization and manipulation of large sets of data. This course is an introduction to database design, implementation, and management.

You will be exposed to relational databases including table design, relationships, dependencies, and normalization forms.  Additionally, the course will cover data modeling using Structure Query Language (SQL), a standard in the field.

More related programs at UNE

Digital Humanities

In 2013, the University of New England’s College of Arts and Sciences began a multi-year effort to encourage the inclusion of digital pedagogies and student projects in humanities and social sciences courses within the  Core Curriculum.

From blogs and collaborative document development to online exhibits and data visualizations, UNE’s digital humanities (DH) initiative is broad-based and open-ended. Its focus is on engaging students by embracing the role of digital tools in learning. More.

UNE Portfolios

UNEPortfolios is a space for students (and faculty) to craft aspects of their digital identities. Initially launched in 2012 as a set of small, course-based pilots, UNEPortfolios now has a domain name and the server support it needs to grow.

By working through course-based learning, professionally focused, and self-sponsored ePortfolio development, students with ePortfolios are able to build a professional and creative digital identity over time. More.

Geographic Information Systems

GIS minors learn to capture, record and analyze data essential to understanding geographic systems and how they are being or will be impacted by human endeavors. GIS is widely employed in private, government, and nonprofit organizations, and a degree in it makes students attractive candidate for many positions in the environmental fields.More.

Health Informatics

UNE Online programs are meeting a need in the industry for trained professionals who can merge health care, information technology and computer science. It’s a rapidly growing field that aims to make health care more affordable and enhances the patient experience.

The Master of Health Informatics program is a fully online, 36 credit hour program. With robust instruction from faculty practitioners, the program consists of 12 eight-week courses, including a culminating project. More.

And don’t forget to join us for the meetup on November 3!

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