Career Center for Computer Science Students
Note to Employers: UNM is frequently listed among the top 50 engineering
schools in the United States. Some of the brightest and hardest-working computer
professionals in the U.S. graduate from our department. If you'd like to tap
into this resource, please post job openings to the NM
Tech Jobs List and to the Job
Resource Page for UNM.
Good Job Web Sites
- NM Tech Jobs is the only major
web site devoted solely to high tech job openings in New Mexico. Make sure
to post your resume to this site. There have been cases where people
have gotten jobs by posting their resume on this list, even though no official
job opening was posted.
Resource Page for UNM is a service provided specifically and exclusively for
UNM CS students, alumni, and recruiters interested in hiring them. Make
sure to post your resume to this site.
Other Job Search Methods
The following steps are useful for any serious local job search:
Following is a list of local employers that regularly hire CS students for internships
or full-time positions. The links go directly to the appropriate career web sites.
Our faculty enjoy strong contacts with almost all of these employers so one of
the best way to get a job at these places is to get a strong letter of recommendation
from the appropriate faculty member.
Following are web pages that contain job listings for CS positions across the
Following is a short list of companies that actively recruit CS students. The
links point directly to the companies' career web sits. Some of our faculty also
have contacts at these companies, so make sure you ask around when applying.
Some of our graduates have gone on to become consultants or to start up their
own companies. Successful enterprises started by former students include:
- VanDyke Software founded by former
B.S. and Master's student Jeff Van Dyke.
In 2002, VanDyke Software was named to the INC 500 list of America's fastest
growing private companies, entering the list at number 213. It has also been
named twice to New Mexico's "Flying Forty" list of the fastest growing high-tech
companies in New Mexico. (See also this article
in New Mexico Business Weekly)
- Sana Security founded by former
PhD student Steve Hofmeyr - landed $10 Million in first-round funding in
- Mantos Consulting founded by former
Master's student Peter Mantos
- Dynavu started by former Master's
students David Vick and David Rogers
- Comet Solutions
If you are also interested in this route, you may find the following links useful:
Academic and Research Jobs
The following information is focused on academic job searches but much of it
is also useful for a research-lab focused search. The information will primarily
be useful for Master's or PhD students.