Placement Exams

Computer Science Career Services

Computer Science Career Services is here to empower students and alumni with dedicated support and resources to better prepare and plan for their desired career paths. If you are a student entering the workforce or have been working for some time, Career Services will provide you with the tools you need to successfully reach your goals.

Computer Science Career Services are provided through:

  • 1:1 Career Advising
  • Career Services Workshops
  • Employer Information Sessions
  • Career Fairs

MPCS Students and Alumni often seek out Career Services for resources and support on the following:

  • Job Application Document Reviews (Resumes, Cover Letters)
  • Professional Site Reviews (LinkedIn, GitHub)
  • Career Exploration
  • Networking & Engagement Strategies
  • Job or Internship Search Strategies
  • Interview Preparation
  • Mock Interview Practice
  • Job Offer Negotiation Strategies
  • Tech Market Insights

For any questions, reach out to Sneha Alagappan, Assistant Director of Career Services (

Advising Appointments can be scheduled via GRAD Gargoyle.

Placement exams are a very valuable part of the MPCS on-boarding process. By taking exams, we will be able to properly place each student into the coursework that best fits your background and skills. 

All admitted students entering the MS in Computer Science programPre-Doctoral MS in Computer Science program or Joint MBA/MPCS program are required to take placement exams before the start of studies, OR plan to enroll in the prerequisite coursework. Placement exams are given before the start of each quarter. Each placement exam may only be taken once. 

Non-MPCS students that are interest in taking MPCS classes must also take and pass the required placement exams for any approved courses.

Please note: you may only register for a placement exam upon admission to the MPCS.

Students who require exam accommodation are required to register with the Student Disability Services (SDS) office.