Scroll through the blog posts and stories below to learn more about Hamilton student and alumni experiences in this industry, and then use our career resources such as Facts on File and O*Net to learn more. Finally, meet with your career advisor and explore the Career Center curriculum to learn how to network with alumni to discuss your interests and learn more about their work.
Check out this free, self-paced computer science class that Harvard is offering! This is a great way to either keep up with your computer science skills or pick up a new and useful skill. It is an eleven week introductory level course that gives a broad understanding of computer science concepts and programming languages. Give it a try!
- “How Bacteria Talk” - Bonnie Bassler
- “A Performance of Mathemagic” - Arthur Benjamin
- “Fractals and the Art of Roughness” - Benoit Mandelbrot
- “How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA” - Jennifer Doudna
- “The new bionics that led us to run, climb and dance” - Hugh Herr
- “How to be your best self in times of crisis” - Susan David
- “How optical illusions trick your brain” - Nathan S. Jacobs
- Dream Big: Engineering Our World (2017)
- Jane (2017)
- Hidden Figures (2016)
- Spare Parts (2015)
- The Martian (2015)
- The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
- Interstellar (2014)
- The Imitation Game (2014)
- The Theory of Everything (2014)
- A Beautiful Mind (2001)
- October Sky (1999)
How to use some free time to better your career path
- Be on the lookout for emails regarding Career Center events
- Update your resume
- Expand your network by reaching out to alumni or personal connections
- Study for the GRE:
- Read and keep up with current events
- NY Times - STEM Articles
- Science Daily - STEM Education News
- PBS News Hour Extra: Science, Technology, Math sections
- The Scientist - STEM News
- ***Use the Hamilton Library and IT Service Journal and Database to get access!
Featured Blog Post
Ted Clements '14 graduated with a major in Geosciences and a minor in Government. He is currently the Co-President of Operations at FareHarbor in Denver, Colorado.
A Research Project for the Birds
Can a Computer Paint a Picture? Using Genetic Programming to Create Art
Stephana (Hayoung) Lim '21 never expected to be doing anything related to art in college. When she first came to Hamilton, she intended to major in physics, but soon switched over to computer science after taking a class with Visiting Assistant Professor of Computer Science David Perkins.