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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.

Human Centered Design and Engineering Career Fair

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Thinking about a career that combines design with technology? Check out the Human Centered Design and Engineering Career fair!
2019 HCDE Career Fair
Monday, October 21
4 – 7:30 p.m.
HCDE students only 4 – 6 p.m.; all UW students 6 – 7:30 …

By Caitlin Goldbaum
Caitlin Goldbaum Career Coach Caitlin Goldbaum
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Using Gaming Conventions to Build your Career

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Seattle is a hub for Gaming Conventions

Whether it’s 70,000+ gamers at PAX West, or the intentional, empowering, and transformative Geek Girl Con, Seattle is a mecca for gaming conventions large and small.  These cons are big business, too.  Emerald …

By Michael More
Michael More Michael More
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LinkedIn Top Startups 2019

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Check out LinkedIn’s Top Startups List of 2019! This list reveals the 50 hottest companies where Americans want to work now.

“Successful founders channel tenacity and ambition into the pursuit of a vision that can have outsize impact. Most ventures …

By Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
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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 (She/Her)
Lindsay Smith (She/Her) Handshake Experience Manager Lindsay Smith (She/Her)
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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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Featured Resources

Virtual Interview Practice

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

LinkedIn Learning Path – Become a Software Developer

LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand video learning platform for building skills relevant to specific career paths.  Become a Software Developer

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 …

Getting Started as a Game Journalist

Considering pursuing a career as a Games Journalist but don’t know where to start? Freelancer Rob Rath shares his experience …

Career & Industry Guides

Vault Guide to Computer Software 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 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

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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 a career …

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 a career …

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 a career …