Pathways to Tech

 

Pathways to Tech is a series of learning events that connects communities of color with advice from tech industry professionals. Sessions are designed for underrepresented students of color enrolled in college or a training program and actively preparing for a career in tech.

Recorded Sessions

Training Season: How to Prepare for the Technical Interview

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
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You have technical training under your belt, but how will all of your education translate to the technical interview? The technical interview can be puzzling if you don’t know what to expect. But we’re here to give insight on the process, view this discussion to learn more on how to prepare for the technical interview!

Acing the Behavior Interview: Everything You Say and Do Matters

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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You’ve impressed a recruiter enough to score an interview. Now it’s your time to shine in front of those in search of new talent. We’re here to help you get ready! View this discussion to learn more about what you need to do before the interview, interview questions that are unique to the tech industry, how to handle questions that you’re not sure how to answer, and what to do following an interview.

Exploring Your Options: Making the Most of Virtual Career Fairs

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
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Career fairs have gone virtual this year, meaning more opportunities to connect with recruiters. Are you ready to showcase your awesomeness and convince them to pass your resume along to a hiring manager? Join this session on making the most of virtual career fairs. Learn more about: 1) determining which career fairs are best suited for your interests, 2) what to expect from a virtual career fair and how it compares to an in person experience, 3) strategies for maximizing engagement with employers virtually, 4) common mistakes that candidates make with virtual engagement, and more!

Good on Paper: Make Your Resume Sing Like Beyoncé 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Recording Link | Password: 4TechPathways!

This session on resume writing addressed: 1) how to structure your resume, 2) content to include and leave out, 3) formatting trends and traps, 4) what happens to your resume when you apply online (applicant tracking system), and more!

Resources: 6 Tips For Crafting a Tech Resume That Will Get You Hired  | How to Write an Irresistible Technical Resume  |  10 Things To Add To Your Resume When Applying at Startups  |  5 Huge Resume Mistakes Google’s Head of HR Sees All the Time 

Warm Intros: Building Relationships to Network Your Way into Tech

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Recording Link | Password: 4TechPathways!

With the changes in the economy, we can expect the job market to be competitive for the foreseeable future. But building a strong network now can help position you for the future when you’re trying to get your resume reviewed, land an interview, and even request references. This discussion addressed building meaningful networks that can help open doors in tech.

Putting Your Best Face Forward: Managing Your Online Presence

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Recording Link | Password: 4TechPathways!

Many employers will use your digital footprint to learn more about you as a professional and a person. What message is your online presence sending? This panel discussion and Q&A session address managing your personal brand online.

Resources: Rock Your Profile Tip Sheets – College Students | 82 Ways How to Build Rapport With Anyone You Work With

 

Setup for Success: Preparing Yourself for a Career in Tech

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Recording Link | Password: 4TechPathways!

Whether you’re studying computer science, business, PR, or another area, there’s space for talent with your background in the tech industry! While you’re making progress toward graduation requirements, don’t forget about other skills and traits that the tech industry is looking for as they bring on new hires. This session addresses what you can do now to prepare for a career in tech.

Job Seeking During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Recording Link | Password: 4TechPathways!

This session addressed how the COVID-19 epidemic is impacting the tech workforce, and talent you can navigate changes in recruiting practices to gain a competitive edge.