Focus on Technology

 

focus on technology

Starting on 3 November we have a range of events aimed at students looking to find out more about careers in technology and we’re also running practical workshops where you can find out key tips to help you get recruited.

1pm on 3 November – LinkedIn Lab – Led by Dr Maya Mendiratta, Careers Consultant to the School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science.

LinkedIn is a powerful tool used by employers and recruiters to find good candidates for roles they have to fill. With content similar to a CV, it is a great way for you to have your skills and experience online to support your job hunting. You can also use it to network with former Queen Mary students, professional interest groups and employers.

In this workshop you will learn how to build or improve your LinkedIn profile and use it to find work experience or graduate jobs.

1pm on 4 November – IT Interviews and Presentations – Led by IBM

Technical interviews often involve challenging questions, and giving a presentation.

This session led by an IBM Consultant will go through the interview process and give you the chance to find out what makes a good presentation. At the end of this session attendees should have a clear idea of how best to prepare and deliver an interview and presentation under pressure.

5pm on 4 November – Careers in Technology Panel

This panel discussion featuring Clear Books, Google, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley and NET Builder will look at the vast range of roles available in technology focused organisations.

At the end of this session attendees will have a feel for what roles are available in organisations ranging from a start up to a multinational corporation.

2pm on 5 November – Women in Technology Panel

This panel discussion featuring Accenture, Buddybounce, CGI, Deloitte, EBay and Microsoft will look at misconceptions facing women in technology focused roles.

The panel will discuss their careers and also look at how the cultures of a range of organisations have changed.

2pm on 6 November – How to demonstrate technical skills in a job application – Led by RecWorks

Demonstrating your technical skills in a job application can be difficult. This session led by RecWorks will look at how you can maximise your experiences in a job application.

At the end of this session attendees should have an understanding of how best to write a job application.

6pm on 6 November – Start Up Stand Up – Technology Special!

Ever wondered what it was really like to work in a start-up, or how a tech entrepreneur came up with their initial idea?

If so, come along to this informal event run by Careers & Enterprise to hear local entrepreneurs speak open-mic style about how they set up their tech ventures.

Speakers include Simon Fox, CEO of Playlab, Parisia Louie, founder of Watchfit, and Uche Aniagwu and James Quigley, co-founders of Lychee.

Register for all these events via www.careers.qmul.ac.uk/events

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