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.

Facebook presents: Crack the Coding Interview Prep Workshop

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Tuesday, October 1st from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
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Interested to learn what it really takes to successfully crack your next coding interview? Join us as Facebook facilitates a workshop to go through the tips and tricks to …

By Lindsay Smith
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Preparing for a job in data science

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Considering a career in data science? Get prepared!

Hone your technical skills

Get good at one language (Java or R or Python or something else) and then try out additional ones
Get your code out and posted whether on GitHub

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Non-tech skills matter for tech jobs

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Maybe you are a master at analyzing huge chunks of data or extremely proficient at coding in Java, but people skills still matter in tech jobs. Skills like written and verbal communication, empathy, and curiosity are critical for many complex …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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Mission possible: Close the gender gap in technology

Mission possible: Close the gender gap in technology

My summer of 2016 started with a little uncertainty, but ended with a lot of fulfillment.

I was leaving one job, a program manager for a young adult professional and leadership development program at a non-profit organization, and attempting to …

By Kristina Smith
Kristina Smith STEM Pipeline Program Director
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Curious about data-focused jobs? Check out blogs and newsletters

Curious about data-focused jobs? Check out blogs and newsletters

Data science. Data engineering. Data analytics. If you are considering a career where you can combine statistics, coding and problem solving in one job, gather preliminary insights through blogs and newsletters. Also check out Quora’s extensive data science topic section. …

By Catherine Basl
Catherine Basl Career Counselor Catherine Basl
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