The market for technology, data, and analytics is expanding rapidly. Your L&S degree could lead to a career in big data, GIS, cartography, actuarial science, cyber security, database management, IT support, machine learning, programming, web development and more.
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Vanessa Knoppke-Wetzel ’12 earned her bachelor of arts degree from UW-Madison with majors in Geography, Cartography and Geographic Information Systems, and Spanish. Ms. Knoppke-Wetzel currently works as a Geographic and Information Systems (GIS) Analyst for USAID – Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance. In this video, she shares her professional journey, why she chose to pursue her specific undergraduate majors, and offers advice to current L&S students.
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Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are expected to add about 488,500 new jobs, from about 3.9 million jobs to about 4.4 million jobs from 2014 to 2024.OOH, US Department of Labor
Check Out Related L&S Courses
There are a wide array of courses open to L&S students that will help you explore careers in Technology, Data & Analytics. Check them out to gain insight and earn academic credit:
- Sociology 210: Survey of Sociology
- Computer Science 200: Programming I
- Geography 370: Introduction to Cartography
Introduction to the field of American sociology, its sub-fields and specialized areas of research, theoretical traditions and research methods. Gateway to advanced courses in sociology. Learn more and register at MyUW.
A broad introduction to cartography emphasizing the theory and practice of map-making. Topics include the basics in mapping (e.g., scale, spatial reference systems, projections), data acquisition, key techniques for thematic mapping, and principles of cartographic abstraction and design. Learn more and register at MyUW.
UW-Madison has a variety of technology related student organizations to consider joining. They range from game and design, software development, statistics, and robotics. Check out a few on our list.
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Research Opportunities – Wisconsin Discovery Portal http://discoveryportal.org/default.aspx Research Opportunities – Undergraduate Research Scholars http://urs.ls.wisc.edu/ Research Opportunities – Additional Opportunities https://provost.wisc.edu/undergradresearch.htm Types of Undergraduate Research https://biology.wisc.edu/undergraduate-research