SAVE THE DATE Tapia 2018 Orlando, FL September 19-22, 2018

2017 Tapia Conference

CMD-IT Student Professional Development Workshop

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 — 1:00PM - 5:00PM

Pre-registration required. This session is full.

The CMD-IT Student Professional Develop Workshop will provide undergraduate and masters level computer science students with the unique opportunity to receive coaching and development from Industry professionals. Students will learn the best practices for resume writing and preparing for the rigors of the (technical/behavioral) interview process. The workshop includes a Resume Clinic where students can get 1:1 advice from professional industry volunteers on their resumes.

Workshop Agenda 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
Workshop Check-in

1:00 pm - 1:15pm
Welcome & Workshop Overview
Valerie Taylor, CMD-IT Executive Director

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Resume Writing Panel

This panel focuses on best practices for creating a resume. What makes a resume stand out from the rest? What elements to recruiters/hiring managers want to see on the resume? How to construct a resume such that the student is seen as the best and brightest? What detracts from the resume?

Industry Panelists
Sarah Cole, Capital One
Caroline Cunningham, GE
William Hill, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Marisol Gamboa, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Matt Hael, Square

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm 
Technical & Behavioral Interviewing Keynote
Mari Roberts, Sr. Manager University Recruiting, Microsoft

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm 
Technical & Behavioral Interviewing Skills Panel

This panel focuses on preparing students for technical/behavioral interviews. What are recruiters looking for when they interview candidates for positions? What are the best ways to handle and prepare for phone screens/phone interviews? What are typical technical interview formats? What are effective ways for students to demonstrate their technical knowledge? What types of questions should they be prepared to answer and ask? What are the best ways to follow up after each stage of the interview process?

Industry Panelists
Mari Roberts, Sr. Manager University Recruiting, Microsoft
Abigail Gualberto, Amazon
Marisol Gamboa, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Anthony Velázquez, Lyft

2:45 pm - 3:00 pm  
Refreshment Break

3:00 pm - 4:50 pm 
Resume Clinic

Industry volunteers and CMD-IT Staff will be available during this time to review your resume and provide feedback.

4:50 pm -5:00 pm
Wrap up
Valerie Taylor, CMD-IT Executive Director