Tech & Analytics: Alum Spotlight + Great Events

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October 14, 2020 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities, & Resources

Alejandra Martin Lopez (SFS’20): Member Experience Operations Associate

Major: STIA

How did you find your current position? Mirror is a company that had been on my radar for a while, so I was always looking for job opportunities with them. Once I saw a position I liked, I applied and reached out to a fellow Hoya alum that was already working there for her to give me more insight in to the company etc.

What does a typical day or week look like and/or can you briefly explain tasks involved in your work? In my work I help triage issues our members may have. This typically involves a lot of logistics work between our Members, third party companies we work with and internal stakeholders. In a typical day I respond to any Member communications as well as working with internal teams to streamline work flows.

What surprised you the most when you started working? When I started working I was most surprised at the amount of responsibility I was given immediately upon starting. Due to the nature of working at a start up, the work is very hands on, so you can really see the direct impact of the work you are doing.

What are the best ways for students to learn more about your industry and/or stay aware of trends in your industry? For work in a tech startup such as this one, one of the best ways to be on top of this industry is to be active on social media and other similar platforms, so you can really get a pulse of what is happening. I also recommend checking in LinkedIn and searching jobs by the industry you are interested in and connecting with any alums who might work in an industry or company you may like.

Upcoming Events

SmartMoney International Information Session | Oct 14 | 12:30pm-1:30pm | RSVP (new window)
SmartMoney is a Uganda-based fintech providing vital mobile-based digital banking services to unbanked rural African communities. American Founder and CEO, Michael Spencer, will share his 10 year journey from Wall Street to rural Africa. The SmartMoney story is a deep dive into the exciting intersection between Fintech and financial inclusion that is sure to entertain, inform and inspire. Michael will discuss opportunities for students to contribute to SmartMoney’s exciting road ahead.

Ford Motor Company Technology & Innovation Virtual Career Fair | Oct 16 | 10:00am-3:00pm | RSVP (new window)
Ford invites you to meet virtually at their upcoming Ford Day Fair. You’ll have an opportunity to chat with Ford employees, learn more about the company, and explore what roles they are hiring for 2021! Click on the registration link to get started. Click on the registration (new window) link to get started.

Data Science Internship Information Session | Oct 16 | 1:00-2:00pm | R (new window)SVP (new window)
Are you a STEM Master’s or PhD student and interested in a summer Data Science internship? If so, Capital One invites you to an interactive information session and associate panel where you’ll learn about #LifeAtCapitalOne, the Data Science community, and how Data Science supports customers. A recruiter will share more about the internship experience and how to apply. 

Conference: Hot Topics in Cybersecurity | Oct 16 & 17 | All Day | RSVP (new window)
Join this virtual conference to learn about hot topics in Cybersecurity. Speakers will focus on various aspects of cybersecurity including the security of cyber-physical systems, information security algorithms, dealing with a cyber-attack and access control in a touch-less society.

Tech Talk with Founders Fund: Careers in Venture Capital | Oct 19 | 5:00-5:45pm | R (new window)SVP (new window)
Founders Fund has invested in companies such as SpaceX, airbnb, Spotify, Stripe, Lyft and Asana. Learn about Trae’s career journey as well as the day-to-day responsibilities of his work. Trae will also share a high level overview of the venture capital industry, various roles at a VC fund, and the skills needed to be successful to get hired and work in this industry.

Meet Our Global Head of Technology: Gina Pinotti | Oct 19 | 6:00pm-7:30pm | RSVP (new window)
SIG is a global quantitative trading firm founded with a growth mindset and a rigorous analytical approach to decision making. SIG brings together the brightest minds, the best technology, and an expansive library of data. Gina will share her first day in trading during the 1987 market crash to what it took to move move a workforce completely remote in under a week during a global pandemic.  Learn what it’s like to lead tech initiatives of a proprietary trading firm. 

Google Presents: Keeping it Clean: The Art of Clean Code with Google | Oct 20 | 7:00-7:30pm | RSVP (new window)
Why does “clean code” matter? Join us for this informative session with Google engineers to gain a better understanding of what clean code looks like at Google as well as methods for implementing these best practices throughout your internship and beyond. Register and watch the event here (new window).

HACU National Internship Program – Info Session | Oct 21 | 2:00-3:00pm | RSVP (new window)
The info-session will provide an overview of the HACU National Internship Program 2021 student services and paid internship opportunities. These rotational internships (new window) include roles in data & analytics.

STEM at Bank of America Featuring NSBE & SHPE Alumni | Oct 21 | 6:00-7:30pm | R (new window)SVP (new window)
Join Bank of America for their information session with NSBE and SHPE alumni to learn about a day in the life at Bank of America and the 2021 Summer Internship Programs that are looking for STEM majors and skillsets.

CrowdStrike Virtual Open House for D.C. Metro Area Schools | Oct 23 | 10:00am-2:00pm | R (new window)SVP (new window)
Learn about CrowdStrike’s Summer 2021 opportunities during this open house event. Hear from their Intelligence and Professional Services team(s) as well as other departments, both based in the DMV and across the US.

Georgetown University Women Coders: Grad School Panel | Oct 23 | 3:00pm | RSVP (new window)
Join <guWeCode> for a panel discussion about graduate school. Panelists are current students at programs around the country. They will share their experiences and give advice. 

Altice USA 2020 Innovation Hackathon | Oct 26 – Nov 6 | 9:00am-5:00pm | RSVP (new window)
Registration for the 2020 Innovation Hackathon is now open! Join Altice in tackling real-world challenges and make a difference in the way people and businesses connect. With over $13k in prizes, opportunities to interact with and learn from professionals across a wide breadth of expertise (including our partners at Google, Microsoft and Infosys), and the chance to change the way we do business.Join with a team (up to 4) or compete alone.

The National Security Agency (NSA) Student Programs Information Session | Oct 27 | 12:00-1:00pm | RSVP (new window)
Join recruiters as they discuss internship and employment opportunities with the National Security Agency (NSA). NSA offers multiple employment opportunities for students in college. See here  (new window)for a listing of full-time opportunities.

Black Professionalism Webinar: The Importance of Networking | October 28 | 5:00-6:00pm | RSVP (new window)
This event will feature Black professionals from law, medicine, business, and government discussing their career and how they got to where they are today. For the tech-interested, learn from panelist Christopher Bennet, Founder of Technology-Innovation-Law (T-I-L) and graduate of Georgetown University Law School & The University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business (MBA).
Capitol Applied Learning Labs (The CALL) Info Session | October 22 | 5:00-6:00pm | RSVP

The CALL is an immersive and experiential program for Georgetown undergraduates that pairs curated coursework with the opportunity to live at The CALL’s downtown campus and gain valuable internship experience.  Maximize and get credit for your internship, integrate your personal and professional development, and take charge of your post-graduate trajectory!  The deadline to commit to the Spring 2021 semester is November 1, 2020.

Jobs & Internships

Engineering Structural Analyst Intern (new window)
Sierra Nevada Corporation | Apply by Oct 16

AI & Digital Transformation Analyst
Stout | Apply by Oct 17
Fast Enterprises, LLC | Apply by Oct 17
Data Warehousing and Analytics Consultant
Implementation Consultant
Implementation Intern (Summer 2021)
Sales Development Representative (2020 and 2021 Graduates)
Box | Apply by Oct 17
Deluxe Corporation (see Handshake for more job offerings)
Promo/Core Product Management Intern | Apply by Oct 18
UX Intern | Apply by Oct 18
Product Management/Content (Cloud) Internship | Apply by Oct 19
Web Strategy Intern | Apply by Oct 19

Junior Data Analyst
Qlarion Inc | Apply by Oct 19 

Diversity Summer Intern (Students of Color)
SAS | Apply by Oct 23

Human Resources Data Analyst (new window)
Joint Warfare Analysis Center | Apply by Oct 23

Marketing/Sales Intern
Nexus 8 International LLC | Apply by Oct 30

Business Analytics and Development Intern
Nexus 8 International LLC | Apply by Oct 30

Data Analytics Summer Internship (new window)
CUNA Mutual Group | Apply by Oct 30

Blockchain Investment Research Internship (new window)
Prysm Group | Apply by Oct 30
Summer 2021 Engineering Internship
Contrast Security | Apply by Oct 31

Client Management Intern
The Techademy | Apply by Oct 31

Virtual Internships (new window)
Discovery | Apply by Nov 20

Quality Assurance Summer Intern (new window)
Ball Aerospace | Apply by Nov 21

Data Technology Engineering Summer Intern (new window)
American Century Investments | Apply by Nov 30

Space Engineering Intern (new window)
SAIC | Apply by Nov 30

Information Security Summer Internship (new window)
Transamerica | Apply by Dec 26

Summer Technical Intern (new window)
Dev Technology Group | Apply by Dec 29

UI/UX Design Intern (new window)
Konrad Group | Apply by Dec 31

Associate Consultant, Strategy & Tech (new window)
Konrad Group | Apply by Dec 31

Associate UI/UX Designer (new window)
Konrad Group | Apply by Dec 31

Article of the Week

Source: NY Times

For young people, breaking into the cutthroat tech industry — or any industry, really — has become far more difficult during the pandemic. In-person networking events and club meetings are on hold; there aren’t many online hubs for informal connection; and the investors and founders whose buy-in can make or break a product are harder to reach. Read more (new window) to learn about how a group of young tech enthusiasts are carving their own path on Discord.  For those without a NY Times account, click here (new window).

Career Center Resources

Industry Advisor:
Jodi Schneiderman (new window)

Online Resources:
Writing Resumes & Cover Letters (new window)
Networking Skills (new window)
Interviewing Skills (new window)
What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major? (new window)

Virtual Drop-Ins:
Drop-ins are Monday-Friday between 1-3 pm via Get connected with an advisor for a 15-minute meeting on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Appointments: Virtual appointments are available via Handshake. Sign up under ‘Career Center,’ then ‘Appointments’, then ‘Industry Advising,” then ‘Health, Science, and Technology’.