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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.

Hiring data scientists (part 4): the case study (Shared Article from The Medium written by Jacqueline Nolis)

Written by Jacqueline Nolis

The last step in the my data science interview process

[This is final post in my series on hiring data scientists. If you want an overview of the skills I look for in candidates, the archetypes …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Hiring data scientists (part 3): interview questions (Shared Article from The Medium written by Jacqueline Nolis)

Written by Jacqueline Nolis

What I ask the candidates and why

If you got to this page as an aspiring data scientist looking for help with interviewing, check out the book by me and Emily Robinson: Build a Career in …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Survey: UW Students’ Gaming Behavior

Please join us in filling out a survey to support Gaming at UW!
You can find the survey Here

This survey is to help the Community, Inclusivity, and Healthy Gaming Task Force at UW to better understand students’ gaming behavior …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Hiring data scientists (part 2): the perfect candidate doesn’t exist (Shared Article from The Medium written by Jacqueline Nolis)

Written by Jacqueline Nolis

What are the most to least important skills, and the types of people who apply for data science jobs

In part 1, I talked about all of the skills I want in an ideal candidate. But …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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Candor: Most big game companies are hiring during the pandemic (Shared Article from VentureBeat)

The pandemic has affected almost every industry in the world and it has thrown more than 20 million Americans out of work. But almost all big video game companies are hiring, based on crowdsourced data from Candor, which negotiates salaries …

By CJ Sanchez (He/Him)
CJ Sanchez (He/Him) Career Coach
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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 …