On Friday, May 7th, at the University of Utah 141st commencement, 7,034 graduates from all 50 states and 76 countries will receive degrees. The same day we will be with Paul and Jake at the College of Engineering Convocation at the Jon M. Huntsman Center at 6:45 pm.
With computer scientist parents and an older brother and sister with computer science degrees, perhaps it is not surprising that Paul and Jake chose a similar career path. But why a degree in Computer Engineering? According to U.S. News & World Report:
If there’s an app for something, there’s a software engineer behind it. From video games to missile systems to, yes, your iPhone, almost every big idea in modern business is supported by software. The work of designing, building, maintaining, and integrating those increasingly complex systems continues to be one the fastest-growing corners of the job market.
The job outlook is promising:
Employment of computer software engineers is expected to swell by a whopping 295,200 jobs, or more than 32 percent, between 2008 and 2018. That rate is well above the average for all occupations, as companies continually integrate new technologies and design their own.
Perhaps you are wondering how this is all working out for our recent graduates. Paul is already working full-time in his chosen field for a local employer and Jake joins him May 10.
Credits: Photography and announcement design by Adelaide of Ada Shot Me.
Way to go!
Congrats bros! Love the pictures! How’d Mom talk you in to that. :)
Everyone has a price.
Your quotes listed above talk about software engineering, which is different than computer engineering.
Although first accredited CE degree was in 1971 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_engineering), it was still a niche field until recently. The University of Utah’s Computer Engineering program was accredited in 1998 (see http://www.abet.org), so we wouldn’t expect an old timer like you to know the differences.
My quotes were close enough for government work.
Congrats on the graduations! I loved your pictures!!!
Congratulations to you also on your recent graduation.
Thanks! I need to talk to Adelaide about how to do some pictures of Derek like that!
I’m sure she would be glad to help. I will send you her email and phone number.
ok thanks! I love reading your blog! You have a lot of fun and interesting things posted.
Thank you, it is nice of you to say so. It gives me an outlet for my photography and writing and an opportunity to improve them.