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Are You Job Ready? Transforming Your Existing Assignments Into A Technology Portfolio That Impresses Employers.

26 Jan
Wednesday, 01/26/2011 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Oracle Academy

Computer Science Building, Room 151

Host: ACM Student Chapter

Job competition in this era is fierce, and it can be especially difficult for young people with little work experience to compete successfully in the current job market. Designed explicitly for computer science/engineering, management information systems, and information technology majors, this lecture will teach you how to prepare yourself for eventual employment. At the end of this session, you will understand:

* How to transform some of your existing assignments into a technology portfolio that impresses. This course is not just for seniors and juniors, in fact, first and second-year students who learn how to do this early will have a more extensive portfolio when they graduate.

* The general skills that technology leaders like Oracle tend look for when hiring entry-level staff to develop, implement, and support their products. (Oracle is the #1 business software company in the world.)

* How the ThinkQuest Application Development Competition enables you to hone these exact skills and further, tests your abilities vs. your peers' globally.

* How to develop an attention-grabbing resume/cover letter that should serve you well as you compete for technology jobs.

Delivered by : The Oracle Academy and Hosted by the UMass ACM Student Chapter.