NPA Pillars of Career Growth - Starting Out in IT/Networking

The Network Professional Association supports IT/Network professionals through the NPA Pillars of Professionalism, Ethics, and Career Growth. Within the Career Growth Pillar, Starting Out in IT/Networking is a major supporting pillar. Whether you are looking for educational scholarships, experience internships or your first role in the industry, the resources on this page, suggested by your fellow NPA Members, can help you embark on your professional journey.

How to Start a Career in IT

Reasons to choose an IT career, steps to get started and helpful tips.



How to Choose an IT Career Path

A career in information technology can be lucrative and successful. The problem for many people who are new to the field is how many options you have when you want to get started. How can you possibly decide which area to choose when you are new to the field?



Guide to Finding the Right Career

Finding the right career path can be an exciting (albeit daunting) process that can influence all aspects of your life.

School Leavers’™ Guide to Planning

This guide will give you all the options available to school leavers, so that you can decide what would be the best fit for your interests, ambitions and view of the future.

How to Successfully Change Careers

It can be difficult to take the plunge with a career switch. If you ’re considering making the leap into a brand-new career, read on: here are a few tips on how to successfully change careers. Read on for tips on how to successfully change careers.




United States Internships

With an IT internship, you ’ll have the bandwidth for a successful career. As an intern, you ’ll gain hands-on experience.

Additional tip: many job boards also advertise internships, e.g., Indeed, LinkIn, Glassdoor.



Internships Abroad

Learn on the job skills on customized in-country and remote IT internships, with placements ranging from dynamic modern start-ups, to large international firms.



Internships in Israel

Advance Your Career with an Internship in Israel. Masa Internship places Jewish college students and graduates in a large variety of highly-coveted, exclusive internships with leading Israeli companies and government organizations.



Tech is the Present and Future

Video:Black people in the Tech Industry, Gil aka the Tech Gee, shares how you might enter the field of IT based on his life experience. More links with Tech Gee helping you get started in IT.



Starting out for a future career in IT

Video: CEO and co-founder of the Stemettes, Anne-Marie Imafidon shares what it was like growing up with Nigerian parents in the 90s and wanting to pursue a career in IT.



Scholarships for Women

Our society needs more strong and educated women. This means that education plays a big role in women’s empowerment and future successes. Luckily, there are a lot of organizations and foundations that are focusing on providing education opportunities for young women all over the world.



Scholarships South Africa

Many companies offer bursaries to South Africa's citizen IT students. There is a great demand for Graduates in IT.



Scholarships for Development, is an updated listing of international scholarships that are open to international students from all countries and specifically from developing countries.



Technology is evolving every day and as such, so are the scholarship opportunities for students dedicated to the field.



Our database is considered the largest and most comprehensive source for finding scholarships online and is 100% free for students to use.



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