Computer Science


Careers in Computer Information Systems

Career opportunities for computer information systems majors are expanding rapidly as technological developments result in new demands for personnel in the areas of Internet applications, networking, business systems, applications programming, wireless technology, IT management, and IT marketing. Clarke’s computer information systems majors have been very successful in securing professional positions after graduation. Clarke’s graduates are employed in a wide variety of public and private industries, small and large businesses, government agencies, and computer manufacturing firms. Others have obtained College assistantships for graduate study.

Typical job positions for Clarke graduates:

database administrator
networking specialist
software trainer
help desk specialist
web developer

There are various employers in the Dubuque area that regularly employ Clarke University graduates.  In addition, IBM recently opened a new Technology Service Center in Dubuque, employing 1300 people in a variety of technical positions.

Recent employers for Clarke graduates include:

Dubuque Data Services 
John Deere
McGraw Hill Publishing
Platinum Services

Some recent graduates and their positions:

Erin Digman, Support Specialist
Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids

Irving Duran,
IBM, Dubuque 

Nathan Ehlers, Support Specialist
IBM, Dubuque

Brian Graham, Software Engineer
Avista, Incorporated, Platteville, WI

Keith McCarraher, Director of IT
Truck Country, Dubuque

Brian Mueller, IT Support Specialist
Clarke University, Dubuque

Carl Ness, Senior Security Analyst 
University of Iowa, Iowa City

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