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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.

Job Insecurity at Cryptocurrency and Other Tech Firms Leaves International Students at Risk

Read original article on Study International.

Picture this: you’ve accepted a job offer to work at a reputable company and you’re due to start in two weeks. What could go wrong?

That’s what international graduate Chung Wook Ahn in the …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Bungie starts in-house accessibility group (Shared Article from GamesIndustry.Biz)

This is a shared article from GamesIndustry.Biz written by Marie Dealessandri for the original article click here. 

The group is to focus on educating staff about barriers and improving accessibility both in its workplace and in its games.

estiny developer …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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FREE Python Event (Webinar on 6/16)

Who: Anyone interested in learning Python or making their way into Tech!
What: 1-hour, interactive webinar about Python with a Q&A session
When: Thursday, June 16th @ 4:00 pm
Where: Virtual
Why: Understand what Python is and how it’s used, where …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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MS in CS or DS for Students with Non-Technical Backgrounds

Northeastern University’s Align program gives people with non-tech backgrounds the skills to break into Tech AND a Master’s degree in Computer Science or Data Science. Tech is for everybody, and Align aims to prove this by increasing the diversity and …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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Meet Tech Employers at the 2022 Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair

Join the UW Tri-Campus (Seattle, Tacoma, Bothell) 2022 Virtual Summer Job & Internship Fair on Thursday, June 23 from 1:00-3:30pm on Handshake!

Register now to secure your preferred 1:1 & group connection sessions! Spots are first-come, first-served. 

IMPORTANT – your Campus …

By Erin Lee (She/Her)
Erin Lee (She/Her) Career Coach
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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

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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

Brenda Romero
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

Bukhari Shakil

Student Stories & Advice
  • Technology Consultant Ernst & Young

Will Locatelli

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

Isaac Jundt

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

Aidan G

Student Stories & Advice
  • Quantitative Trader Optiver

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 …

Jumpstarting Your Career By Working in a Startup

In this episode, we get to meet with an energetic and active alumni Tiffany Nakamitsu to hear more about how …

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, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Media and Entertainment Jobs, Second Edition

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

Vault Guide to Nanotechnology 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 Computer and Video Game Design 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 Content 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 Information Technology Consulting Jobs

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