2013 Key to the Future Poster
This exciting new classroom poster, developed in partnership with the National Security Agency, highlights critical elements of computer science including cyber security, design and creativity, problem solving programming, and collaboration. You
can download a copy from this website or request copies of the poster for outreach events or for your classroom (CSTA members only). To order posters, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download poster (28.3 MB).
Click here for more information on cyber security.
We Are The Faces of Computing
Each year, the CSTA Equity Committee oversees the "We Are the Faces of Computing" contest, inviting students of any age to design a poster that highlights the diverse and creative ways that students do computer science together. You can now view the winning posters from 2013 and 2012.
Click here to view the posters.
World of Opportunities Poster
This engaging new classroom poster highlights exciting careers in four key areas: medical informatics, mobile maps and animation, computer mapping, and
cyber forensics. You can download a copy from this website or request copies of the poster for outreach events or for your classroom (CSTA members only).
To order posters, please contact email@example.com.
Click here to download poster (1,600 KB).
Computer Science in Sports Poster
This engaging new classroom poster invites students to make connections between computer science and their favorite sports and games. You can download
a copy from this website or request copies of the poster for outreach events or for your classroom (CSTA members only). To order posters, please contact
Click here to download. (8 MB)
Computing: Expand Your Connections Poster
This engaging new classroom poster invites students to make connections between their interests, goals, and dreams and the
many opportunities that computing provides for reaching out to the world. You can download a copy from this website,
request copies of the poster for outreach events (CSTA members only), or download a customizable version that will allow
you to include your institution's logo, url, and contact information (using Adobe Acrobat Professional).
Click here to download the standard version
. (35.6 MB)
Click here to download the customizable version
. (19.5 MB)
To order posters for outreach events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IT is All About Me Poster(1500 KB)
This engaging poster, developed in cooperation with CSTA, ACM-W, ASCA invites students (especially young women)
to consider a career in the computing disciplines and makes connections between popular professions and computer
Download the poster here
Computing Brochure for Middle School Students(2600 KB)
CSTA has created a new brochure for middle school students and their parents that provides key information
about opportunities in computing. The Imagine Your Future in Computing brochure helps students
make connections between the technologies they use every day and the courses and the career opportunities
available to them. The brochure is available in both English-language and Spanish-language versions.
Download the English-language brochure here.
Download the Spanish-language brochure here.
Computing Careers and Degrees Brochure & Website(5200 KB)
ACM has a new website and brochure for high school and college students that provide key information about
opportunities in computing. The website includes information on educational pathways, job opportunities, and
skills matching for a wide variety of computing careers. It also includes a downloadable student brochure.
Visit the website here.
Download the brochure here.
You Can Be Anything Careers Resources
The University of Maryland Baltimore County's "You Can Be Anything" video uses the power of media to give young people, particularly
girls and young women, a very positive impression of the career opportunities available in information technology (IT) and
science-related fields where technology plays a major role. This short, fast-paced, high-quality video uses the techniques
of music videos to portray a wide variety of women, both past and present, using technology in a variety of fields.
Of course, no short video, no matter how skillfully conceived and executed, is likely by itself to persuade young women to
prepare for a high-tech career. The video may be used together with a speaker from a speaker's bureau or with a teacher
or school counselor as part of their career exploration program for middle and/or high school students. For teachers or
counselors there is a lesson plan, a student worksheet, and presentation materials, plus guidelines on how to use the materials
and an actual video demonstration to highlight the lesson plan in action.
Computer Science & Engineering Career Videos
Why do undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty choose computer science & engineering as
their field? What takes place during a day in the life of a CSE bachelors alum working in the software
or Internet industry? Two videos from University of Washington Computer Science & Engineering address
these questions. These videos provide useful information of what CSE holds in store for your students.
Careers In Computing and Information Technology Lesson Plan
This careers in computing lesson plan (to be completed in 45 to 60 minutes) was designed for use in middle school and high school classrooms.
When coupled with the It's All About Me poster, it has the following goals:
- To inform any student regardless of gender what information technology is and how it relates to a variety of different fields.
- To encourage students to look beyond the media stereotypes of a computer "programmer" and understand that technology jobs exist which will appeal to people with a wide variety of interests and skills.
- To foster curiosity in students about information technology and the careers that are related to IT.
Download the lesson plan here
New ACM Careers Site for Graduating Students
ACM has gathered an extensive list of online career resources on a new site
called Online Resources for Graduating Students.
Created in response to requests from students who will be entering the workplace in the near future, the site is also a
valuable resource for any member at any stage in their education or career. The site includes eight sections, each linking
to a host of resources available on the web. The sections are:
- ACM Career Resources
- Selected Career Websites
- Computing/IT-Oriented Career Websites
- Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interview Tips
- Online Professional Networking
- Salary Survey Sites
- Career-Related Blogs
- Other Career/Job Search Advice Articles
This site puts a host of useful resources right at your students' fingertips!
Gotta Have IT
Gotta Have IT is an all-in-one computing resource kit designed with educators' needs in mind that was created by the
National Center for Women & Information Technology
K-12 Alliance. Gotta Have IT is a select set of high-quality posters,
computing and careers information, digital media and more. The resource kit builds awareness and inspires interest in
computing. For information on these resources, visit the Gotta
Have IT webpage.
The ACM Career Resource Center (CRC)
Visit ACM's Career Resource Centre (CRC), oriented for computing and IT students and professionals.
The CRC consists of the following sections:
- Articles and Columns
- Job Center
- Self-assessment Tools
Why Study Computing
This presentation is geared for a high school audience, attempting to explain why students ought to consider computing
as a major in college and for a career after college. I have included the most recent data available about the strong job
market in computing, the solid salary position enjoyed by computing professionals, the job satisfaction from working in
computing, and a variety of general career categories. I have followed this with my advice to students about what it
takes to succeed in any technical career, especially a computing major, how to prepare for applying knowledge in computing
in a discipline of one's choice, and some details about the USC programs in computing and some of our outstanding recent
Software Globalization and Employment
This Powerpoint presentation by eminent Stanford computer science scholar Eric Roberts
looks at software globalization and offshoring and provides a surprisingly positive outlook on employment opportunities
in this field. Using data from the recent ACM report, Roberts debunks current myths about the industry and sets the facts
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
The Sloan Career Cornerstone Center is a non-profit resource center for teachers assisting students who
are exploring career paths in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computing - complete with PDFs,
PowerPoint presentations, and a free monthly newsletter.