Internet/Software/hi-tech INdustries

Description of these Industries

Information Technology

  • 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.

Software Industry

  • 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

How can you gain these skills? You can gain these skills by using ForageLinkedIn LearningMicro-Internships, and our Employer Certificates.

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.

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.

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