Description of these Industries
- The Information Technology Industry is a business sector that deals with computing, including hardware, software, telecommunications, and generally anything involved in the transmittal of information or the systems that facilitate communication. Consists of organizations that provide a wide variety of products and services primarily online or through their websites.
- The Software industry consists of the development, distribution, and maintenance of software. It can be broadly divided into application software, system infrastructure software, software as a service, operating systems, databases, and analytics software.
- Hi-Tech is an abbreviation of “high-technology”, which is a generic term referring to a broad range of industrial classifications and innovation.
Here are some typical skills that are recommended within the Internet/Software/Hi-Tech Industry:
- Technical skills
- Communication skills
- Organizational skills
- Analytical skills
- Project management skills
- Problem-solving skills
- Computer programming skills
- Attention to detail
- Programming languages skills
Here are career opportunities related to Internet/Software/Hi-Tech industry. You can explore other career opportunities at O*Net Online. O*Net Online is a tool for career exploration and job analysis. Additionally, you can find more career opportunities using FirstHand or Heels Engage Network.
- Business Intelligence Analyst
- Computer Systems Engineer
- Information Technology Project Manager
- Video Game Designers
- Web Administrators
- Web & Digital Interface Designers
- Software Developer
- Computer Programmer
- Computer System Analyst
- Health Informatics Specialist
- Software Quality Assurance Analyst
- Data Scientist
- Computer Network Architect
- Computer Systems Administrator
- Computer Support Specialist
This is a list of some of the professional associations within these industries.
- Agile Alliance
- ASIS International
- IEEE Computer Society
- Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)
- Network Professional Association
- Society for Information Management
- User Experience Professional Association
- Information Technology Association of America
- Project Management Institute
- Computing Research Association
- Association of Information Technology Professionals
Here is a list of some of the Student Clubs at UNC - Chapel Hill that relate to this industry, You can find more Student Clubs on Heel Life. Heel Life is a platform that students can use to find others with similar hobbies, interests, or talents. This can be used to explore personal and intellectual interests, and embrace your passions.
Here is a list of recent alumni you can reach out to network with.
- Ankush Vij - Software Development Engineer at Amazon
- Jeffrey Kennedy - Remote Technican II at SportsMedia Technology
- Cameron McClain - VP of Sales & Customer Success at Cirrus Insight
Additionally, you can find more alumni contacts using the Heels Engage Network.
Here are some examples of companies within these industries. You can find more companies within these industries on Handshake. Each company is hyperlinked and takes you to their Handshake profile. This will be an opportunity for you to learn more about their company and/or connect with them.