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2021 Tech Connect (Computer Science Event)

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Oct 8

Event Info

Event Date: 
Friday, October 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Event Contact

Marissa Green
<h2>Career Fair Description</h2> <p>Our Tech Connect event will put you in virtual conversations with recruiters/alumni/engineers working at innovative technology-focused companies. If you want to work in tech, this is the event you can&rsquo;t miss<strong>.</strong></p> <p><strong>SEE WHICH ORGANIZATIONS ARE ATTENDING AND RESEARCH THEM</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Research the companies</a>&nbsp;attending ahead of time so that you can have productive conversations at the event.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>DRESS CODE:&nbsp;</strong>Casual but neat. No need to wear a suit - but, remember that how you dress is a reflection of your professionalism, even virtually. Put your best foot forward!</p> <h3>NOW WHAT?</h3> <ul> <li>View the&nbsp;list of employers attending.</li> <li>Learn more about these companies by visiting their websites, following them on LinkedIn and social media, and check out how they are mentioned in the news.</li> <li>Create a list of 10-15 employers you would like to speak with. You may not immediately get to chat with an employer, so make sure you have a list of alternatives to join.</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4>Develop Questions</h4> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>You will be in a virtual room with company representatives. This is your time to ask your questions about life and work as a developer.</li> <li>Be thoughtful - the quality of the questions you ask can set you apart. Just ask the&nbsp;Tech Pros who attended our Software Practice Interview Night. &nbsp;</li> <li>Think about questions that will help you decide what kind of company you want to work for. For example: Big or small? Remote or on-site? Startup or corporate? Individual or group work? Who do you want as your end-user?</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>GUIDE: POTENTIAL TOPICS OF CONVERSATION</h3> <ul> <li>Industry challenges + opportunities</li> <li>User-driven innovations</li> <li>Company priorities</li> <li>Day-to-day work of an engineer</li> <li>Cross-team collaboration</li> <li>Impact of AI on design and work</li> <li>Organization of the company - how do the engineering teams interact?</li> <li>Training programs + advancement opportunities or patterns</li> <li>Leadership interaction with engineers</li> </ul> <p><strong>Tip -</strong>&nbsp;Keep in mind, you want to have quality conversations. Some of the best conversations occur when you take the opportunity at an open spot and speak to a new employer.</p>
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