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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.

2023 iSchool Career Fair, In-Person on 2/6

The Information School is excited to be hosting its first career fair this year, in person, at the UW Seattle Husky Union Building Ballrooms on Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, 1-4 pm.

Past organizations have used this fair to connect and …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Engineering Career Fairs Hosted by UW Allen School (2/1 and 2/9)

Looking for a job or internship in tech or simply looking to network with others in the field and learn more about your options? Attend The Allen School Industry Affiliate winter recruiting fairs in February:

Wednesday, February 1st, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Breaking Into Tech for Non-Techies (virtual, 1/27)

Want to work in tech but can’t code to save your life? Come hear from professionals across various non-technical backgrounds about what career paths exist for you in the tech world, how to get started, and what it takes to …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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SAS Career Readiness Series (1/19, 1/26, 2/23)

On 1/19 at 9 am PST, Join Falesha Brodie as she overviews key tips for building a strong resume for internships, and provides guidance on how to build your best possible job application! She’ll provide tips from a recruiter’s perspective …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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How to Transition to Product Management From Any Role: The Complete Guide

Product management is a booming field. It’s a cornerstone of almost every forward-thinking tech company and is routinely considered one of the most attractive roles and career paths in tech.

Transitioning to a PM position can feel challenging, especially for …

By Anthony Pellegrino - Exponent
Exponent
Succeed in your tech career.
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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

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

Certificate in Localization

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

Certificate in Game Design

UW Continuum College
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

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

Data for Good: Using Data Science in Nonprofits and NGOs

Martin Kemka
The revolution in data science has transformed, for better or worse, the way companies do business in the last few…

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
  • 787 Final Assembly, Delivery & Evt Paint MP&P Engineer The Boeing Company

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 …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Information Technology Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Information Technology Consulting Jobs, Second Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Internet Services and Security Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Telecommunications Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Engineering Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …

Vault Guide to Computer Hardware Jobs, Third Edition

The Vault Guides to Jobs series provides essential information about key careers and industries, with an emphasis on preparing for …