Aug 5, 2020
These "How to get a job" strategies are geared toward college students but the lessons can apply to anyone. Students manage classes, schedules, life, but at a certain point, will need to start thinking about next steps: How to land that dream job. Here’s a little secret: your university wants to help you get that dream job. So how can you effectively use your university to help you? Watch Ethan Evans, VP of Twitch Prime at Amazon, talk with Susan Timko, Director of Career Services at Carnegie Mellon’s Entertainment Technology Center. Learn the ins and outs of what employers are looking for and how to present your skills to land that dream job. ___________________________________________________________________________________ Questions Discussed - What should college students do to build up their resume and gain relevant experience? - Are prestigious schools of greater benefit compared to a school that is more aligned with your interests overall? - How do I show personal projects on resume effectively, if I haven't done any internship this summer? - What is more valuable in Computer Science: a Masters Degree or more experience in a high-growth setting? - What should a new grad be careful of when entering the work force? - What are some common networking mistakes new grads make? - Going into the fall, many universities are going online. Are there new standards/etiquette to implement for navigating networking & job fair events? - I just graduated from a Software boot camp and had a job lined up but when COVID-19 hit, the offer went away. What do you suggest would be the best way to find a job since there aren’t many companies hiring junior developers?