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SXSW Interactive 2016

How To Engineer Your Tech Career

How do you take a tech education and turn that into a tech career? Software development skills alone won't do it. We’ll discuss how anyone from CS majors to code school grads to self-taught folks can network, find mentors and grow their careers. We will share our personal stories along with proven strategies to finding mentors, building a resume, networking with others in the industry, and becoming a better technologist. And we’re not just saying this — we’ve done it ourselves and want to share with everyone else!

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  1. How do I take my education and projects and leverage those to find a job in tech?
  2. Once I have a job, what do I do to get to the next level — how do I network, find mentors and experiences to help me further my career?
  3. How do I think about my career in tech in the larger sense, not just a series of jobs, and how do I make my dream job happen?

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Sara Inés Calderón, Assoc Consultant, Catapult Systems

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