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2019 Tech Connect

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Oct 4

Event Info

Event Date: 
Friday, October 4, 2019 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Auditorium

Event Contact

CCE Employer Events
For one afternoon, top tech companies will takeover Lerner in order to connect with Columbia Computer Science & Computer Engineering students. Our Tech Connect event will put you at the roundtable with recruiters/alumni/engineers working at innovative technology focused companies. If you want to work in tech, this is the event you can’t miss! AIM OF THE EVENT This event is designed from the ground up as an opportunity to learn about product innovations and projects from the company representatives living the work every day. You will also learn about company culture, career pathways, and of course, internship and full-time job opportunities in computer science/engineering roles. This is a resume-free zone! The focus should be on meaningful conversations about the work and life at the companies represented. Seek answers that you won’t be able to find on the internet! You are welcome to submit your resume to our resume book that will be sent to the attending employers after the event. Instructions on submission will follow your registration. Event Format IMPORTANT: Students must register for an entry time via LionSHARE to gain access to this event. How it works - The event will take place in two sessions. NOTE: If you do not show up within 30 minutes of your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to a student on the waiting list. Session 1: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Session 2: 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. You will be asked which session you want to attend when you register for the event. You will only be able to select one option. You will then receive a ticket with your entry time on October 25th. You must show your ticket on the day of the event to enter. NOTE: If you do not show up within 15 minutes of your scheduled start time, your spot may be given to a student on the waiting list. DRESS CODE: Casual but neat. No suits - but, remember that how you dress is a reflection of your professionalism. Put your best foot forward! RULES OF THE EVENT To make sure students have the opportunity to talk with multiple organizations, students will be required to rotate tables at regular intervals. Tip - Your goal should be to speak to 5-8 employers in your 90-minute session. Tip - Keep in mind, you want to have quality conversations, but you don’t want to waste time waiting for a seat! Some of the best conversations occur when you take the opportunity at an open spot and speak to a new employer. Roundtable discussion Each registered company will sit at a banquet size round table. Students will be invited to join the company representatives at their table for discussion. The employers present will be eager to discuss with you their work, team projects, achievements and challenges, their career trajectory, and the culture of the company. Tip - We strongly discourage students from talking about specific recruiting timelines and processes. This is often information found on the company's career website - try to gain knowledge about the organization that you cannot gather from their website! GUIDE: POTENTIAL TOPICS OF CONVERSATION Industry challenges + opportunities User-driven innovations Company priorities Day-to-day work of an engineer Cross-team collaboration Impact of AI on design and work Organization of the company - how do the engineering teams interact? Training programs + advancement opportunities or patterns Leadership interaction with engineers I REGISTERED FOR THE EVENT, NOW WHAT? We would recommend three important things in preparing for this event. Submit your resume to the resume book. Once you register, you will be permitted to submit your resume to the resume book. All employers will be given a resume book after the event. Remember, this is a resume-free zone. Use your time during the event for discussion.