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Tech / Data / Gaming

Welcome to the Tech / Data / Gaming Interest Community!

Members of this community use their quantitative, design, and communication skills to tackle complex, multi-faceted problems in a wide range of disciplines.  Many careers in Tech, Gaming and Data start from a foundation in STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and fluency in one or more of these areas is an asset.  However, many employers cite communication, collaboration, and lateral thinking skills as being as important as coding or data analysis.  Other key skills in these fields include self-advocacy, basic knowledge of business principles, fluency in foreign or computing languages, quantitative reasoning, and communicating ideas concisely and clearly.

These careers can be faced-paced, ever-changing, and unpredictable.  Examples of career pathways include (but are not limited to) analyst, designer, developer, coder, software / hardware engineer, specialist, and technician, often in companies that specialize in gaming, technology, mobile apps, business development, consulting robotics, hardware, data, and the web.

Expedia Virtual Info Session & Panel (10/6 at 12pm)

Join Expedia as they kick off their hiring season for 2022-2023. Expedia representatives will share about the exciting opportunities available, including internship and full-time graduate opportunities, as well as an overview of the company culture.

You will also have the …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Best Online Resources for Software Engineering Students in 2022

Software engineers remain in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, software engineering jobs will grow 25% from 2021 to 2031. These roles include software developers, analysts, and testers.

It’s important to stand out in a crowded …

By Anna Tomka - Forage
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Recruiting Panel: Demystifying the Recruiting Process (9/21)

Handshake is hosting a panel to give a behind-the-scenes look at what a recruiter looks for in a resume and job application (including Handshake profile best practice)!

The panel will be moderated by Alex Schudy, Content Creator. Panelists include:

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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What Is a Data Scientist and What Do They Do?

A data scientist spends most of their time predicting the future. But they don’t use a crystal ball. Instead, they analyze historical data to create a predictive model that helps businesses make mission-critical decisions.

In this guide, we cover:

What …

By Rachel Pelta - Forage
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Got career questions? Alumni have career answers! Whether you’re looking for inside info on a field you’re curious about or want the real story on what it’s like to live somewhere new, the UW Alumni Association can help you get …

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Briana Randall (She/Her) Executive Director
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Featured Classes

Job Interview Strategies for UX Designers

Diane Cronenwett
UX design job interviews evaluate a candidate’s creative aptitude and talent for design thinking. As a result, they often contain…

Planning a Career in User Experience

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User experience is a rewarding career. Successful UX professionals can improve technology so that it is more efficient, effective, and…

Certificate in Localization

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The software business is a huge and growing segment of the global economy, as governments and industries throughout the world…

Certificate in Game Design

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If you grew up passionate about gaming, becoming a professional game designer might be your dream job. But being an…

Game Design Foundations: 1 Ideas, Core Loops, and Goals

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Great games create compelling experiences and transport us to worlds strikingly different from our own. It’s no wonder that many…

Writing a Tech Resume

Emma Bostian
When you apply for technology jobs, your resume is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd. Emma Bostian shows…

Applied Machine Learning: Foundations

Derek Jedamski
Anyone who can write basic Python is capable of fitting a simple machine learning model on a clean dataset. The…

Data Science & Analytics Career Paths & Certifications: First Steps

Jungwoo Ryoo
The career opportunities in data science, big data, and data analytics are growing dramatically. If you’re interested in changing career…

Student Stories & Advice

Claudia Valenta

Student Stories & Advice
  • Artificial Intelligence Analyst Deloitte

Bukhari Shakil

Student Stories & Advice
  • Technology Consultant Ernst & Young

Will Locatelli

Student Stories & Advice
  • Advisory Associate, Digital Lighthouse Data Engineer and Developer KPMG US

Aaron Burtle

Student Stories & Advice
  • Software Engineer Microsoft

Isaac Jundt

Student Stories & Advice
  • Associate Account Executive Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Aidan G

Student Stories & Advice
  • Quantitative Trader Optiver

Xitlalit Sanchez-Martinez

Student Stories & Advice
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Featured Resources

Tips for Job Searching in Handshake – Tech/Data/Gaming

With thousands of jobs and internships for students on Handshake, how can you find the ones that are right for …

Virtual Interview Practice

StandOut is a mock video interviewing platform.  There are 5 interviews related to this interest community!  When you click on …

Tech / Data / Gaming Positions of 2019-2020 UW Graduates

This table shows the title, employer, and major for a sampling of 2019-2020 UW graduates who reported working in tech/data/gaming. …

In Demand Skills for Information Tech, Data & Gaming Careers

Non-Tech Jobs in Tech

Not all roles in technology companies require STEM skills. Salary platform Contently describes some popular niches for those who don’t …