Information Technology (IT) is the application of computers and telecommunication equipments to store, retrieve, transmit and manipulate data, often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term is commonly used as a synonym for computers and computer networks, but it also encompasses other information distribution technologies such as television and telephones. Several industries are associated with information technology, including computer hardware, software, electronics, semi-conductors, internet, telecom equipments, engineering, healthcare, e–commerce and computer services.
In an academic context, IT is defined as degree programs that prepare students to meet the computer technology needs of business, government, healthcare, schools, and other kinds of organizations….
Students are more open to new knowledge and expertise when abroad, and that knowledge is often more easily applicable and adaptable to situations requiring international interaction; thus one can expect to be more competitive in today’s era of globalization.
Studying abroad is likely to enhance your future job prospects. Employers are looking to graduates to have international experience either by studying or working abroad. Now there are many more opportunities to study and work abroad, or stay on and work afterwards.
Anyone who is able to put on their CV that they studied abroad is at a great advantage in terms of impressing future employers. At a very basic level it will give you something to talk about in an interview. But much more importantly it will prove to your potential employer that you have the ability to stand on your own two feet, that you can fit in when placed in different environments, and that you are resourceful and have initiative.
Those who study an information technology degree abroad are in high demand, not just in the web sector but across all businesses and organisations that rely on the internet – so in short, most companies.
Some of the jobs that you could consider include:
- Web developer
- Network manager
- Systems designer
- Web application developer
- Software developer
- Technical author
- Database developer
- E-commerce developer
- Application developer
- Games developer
- IT sales professional
- IT consultant
- IT support
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