Summer of tech Career Talk 2014

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Introduction to the Summer of Tech 2014 programme (Auckland and Wellington) and a selection of career advice for IT Students

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Summer of tech Career Talk 2014

  1. 1. ! A career in IT Student Launch 2014 John Clegg - Summer of Tech Victoria University - 13th May 2014
  2. 2. ! * What is Summer of Tech * How to make the most of SoT * Career advice ! ! ! Today
  3. 3. Who am I ?
  4. 4. is a non-profit internship programme connecting smart students with Auckland & Wellington ICT companies ! Summer of Tech
  5. 5. We get students jobs ...
  6. 6. Programming
  7. 7. Engineering
  8. 8. Design
  9. 9. Business Analysis
  10. 10. We help you to ...
  11. 11. Get introduced to companies
  12. 12. Lots of companies have got jobs...
  13. 13. Learn the “important” stuff in getting a job
  14. 14. Get training on what companies want
  15. 15. ! May Bootcamps July Companies signing up September Meet and Greet + Interviews October Job Offers November -> March Start Work ! Timetable
  16. 16. Register interest, site live next week!
  17. 17. First bootcamp starts 15th May!
  18. 18. How to get the most of Summer of Tech?
  19. 19. Its not going to be so easy...
  20. 20. There are limited numbers...
  21. 21. You’re going to need to step-up....
  22. 22. ...and participate
  23. 23. Or you’re out!
  24. 24. Because we have people waiting...
  25. 25. There is a reward
  26. 26. 66% of students get on-hired
  27. 27. PART II
  28. 28. Why are you interested in IT ?
  29. 29. Money
  30. 30. Fame
  31. 31. Love coding and solving problems
  32. 32. Or to get a date ?
  33. 33. Pop-Quiz
  34. 34. Apple co-founder - Steve Jobs
  35. 35. Microsoft founder - Bill Gates
  36. 36. Mark Zuckerberg
  37. 37. Sam Morgan
  38. 38. Occulus Rift founder - Palmer Luckey
  39. 39. Tips to get a company’s attention on SoT
  40. 40. What are companies looking for in a student ? Company job profiles are a guide...
  41. 41. If don’t know something...
  42. 42. You can learn...
  43. 43. Be enthusiastic ...
  44. 44. and willing to learn
  45. 45. Eg. iPhone development
  46. 46. How to I get a company to like me ? Find more about them
  47. 47. Take an interest in companies
  48. 48. Research the companies
  49. 49. Read their blog and the press
  50. 50. Ask questions about what they are doing
  51. 51. Some Student success stories
  52. 52. 1) Deal Junkie
  53. 53. 2) Beetil
  54. 54. Lots of big customers
  55. 55. S O L D $$$ !!!
  56. 56. 3) Nik + Olly were hired as an interns
  57. 57. A couple years later they were hiring
  58. 58. They started their own company
  59. 59. Started working on some projects
  60. 60. and it went BIG !!!!
  61. 61. Oly works for Google
  62. 62. Oly Clarke: Google “The summer of code program during my university years was my first encounter with programming in the real world. Getting placement in a local startup company was a great way to get exposure to every aspect of running a software business, programming and otherwise. ! ! The startup experience inspired me to start my own projects using new technologies which kickstarted my software career.”
  63. 63. STATE OF THE NATION
  64. 64. What is the state of the Job Market
  65. 65. Times are tough
  66. 66. What does this meaning in NZ ?
  67. 67. The earthquake has changed things
  68. 68. 147,000 unemployed - 6.0%
  69. 69. There are more jobs than before
  70. 70. Employers are being more picky...
  71. 71. Employers want people with more experience
  72. 72. Employers are not hiring for the bench
  73. 73. We’ve talked to over 100 companies about hiring. We asked them one important question...
  74. 74. What do companies look for in a graduate ?
  75. 75. The answers surprised me
  76. 76. We hire on personality
  77. 77. We hire on team fit
  78. 78. Tech skills are a given
  79. 79. They want more to see track record
  80. 80. We need a new plan
  81. 81. We need think differently
  82. 82. “Anybody with even routine skills could get a job as a programmer. ! That isn't true anymore.”
  83. 83. ! “The future no longer belongs to people who can reason with computer-like logic, speed, and precision.”
  84. 84. ! “... engineers will have to master different aptitudes, ! relying more on creativity than competence”
  85. 85. What skills are important going forward?
  86. 86. Not just function - DESIGN
  87. 87. Not just argument - STORY
  88. 88. Not just focus - SYMPHONY
  89. 89. Not just focus - EMPATHY
  90. 90. Not just seriousness - PLAY
  91. 91. Not just accumulation - MEANING
  92. 92. Your work fits into a big picture ! DESIGN - STORY - SYMPHONY EMPATHY - PLAY - MEANING
  93. 93. How do you make this fit together ?
  94. 94. Every career starts with the first step down a long road
  95. 95. Lesson #1 Know thy self
  96. 96. What are you good at?
  97. 97. Look at what your good at
  98. 98. Find mastery
  99. 99. It takes 100 hours to learn a skill
  100. 100. But 10,000 hours to master...
  101. 101. Lesson #2 Participate
  102. 102. Get involved in projects
  103. 103. Learn stuff that interests you
  104. 104. Build a track record of successful projects github + ohloh.net
  105. 105. Github is your dev resume
  106. 106. Start your dev profile
  107. 107. Start your career profile
  108. 108. Lesson #3 Take opportunities
  109. 109. Choose a path where you learn
  110. 110. Your career is like snakes and ladders
  111. 111. Join a smart team
  112. 112. Think about the work environment
  113. 113. Think about the tools they use
  114. 114. Think about how they get the job done
  115. 115. There’s always jobs
  116. 116. but not the one you want
  117. 117. Lesson #4Your career already started
  118. 118. Be ontime
  119. 119. Be honest & honour promises
  120. 120. Improve your communication skills
  121. 121. Technical Writing becomes important
  122. 122. Be careful what you say on line
  123. 123. Your attitude is important
  124. 124. Keep your emotions in check
  125. 125. If you act in a Passive Aggressive way, Employers SEE a little kid
  126. 126. Lesson #5 Find a mentor/s
  127. 127. Find role models
  128. 128. There are plenty people of who to help...
  129. 129. Build friends and allies for your career journey
  130. 130. Takeaways
  131. 131. 1) Build Track record of projects (SIGN UP FOR GITHUB) ! 2) Sign up for Linked In ! 3) Take an interest in the companies ! 4) Improve communication skills ! ! ! Today
  132. 132. Questions

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