Department Seminars

February 16, 2011
Are You Job Ready? Transforming Your Existing Assignments into a Technology Portfolio That Impresses Employers

Lahrin Koucky, Operations Manager with Oracle Education Initiatives, will deliver a seminar on Wednesday, February 16, at 3:00 PM, in 322 ITTC.


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. This lecture has been designed specifically for CS, MIS, and information technology majors and 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
  • which general skills that technology leaders like Oracle tend to look for when hiring entry-level staff to develop, implement, and support their products
  • how the ThinkQuest Application Development Competition enables you to hone these skills and tests your abilities versus your peers' globally
  • how to develop an attention-grabbing resume and cover letter that should serve you well as you compete for technology job

This talk is not just for seniors and juniors. In fact, first- and second-year students who learn how to do this early in their academic careers will have even more extensive portfolios when they graduate!

Lahrin Koucky, is Operations Manager with Oracle Education Initiatives.


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