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April 26, 2023 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources

Technology and Analytics – Upcoming Events, Opportunities and Resources

Hello Hoyas!

Many of you are still making plans for the summer, and let me just say, there is plenty of time to still plan so please try not to stress. You are welcome to make an appointment with me via Handshake to talk through options now or after finals. In addition to Handshake, check out other jobs sites such as WayupBuiltinSimplify, and Wellfound.

Nonetheless, there are numerous options to obtain practical experience or utilize your summer fruitfully besides engaging in a structured internship. If financial stability is your priority, go ahead and take on a part-time job such as lifeguarding, retail, or babysitting. Alternatively, you may prefer to concentrate on preparing for a graduate admissions test, or perhaps take a break from academic pressure and indulge in a Netflix binge. Remember that as a student, your primary focus is on your studies, and potential employers or admissions committees will not scrutinize” gaps” in your resume. Here are some summer break ideas that go beyond the conventional internship experience.

  • Work on a Short-Term Project. Check out Parker Dewey and Forage for mostly remote, short-term projects. At present, Forage offers 55 tech projects that can be completed at one’s own pace.
  • Work on a Personal Project. Get ahead of your senior thesis or junior research project; write a blog with content you are passionate about (topics could range from climate change to machine learning); work on a personal programming project such as a weather app or Twitter Bot; and/or apply to the ZAPETO fellowship program below and create a game on their platform.
  • Refresh your Career Development Skills and Documents. This includes updating your resume, Handshake and LinkedIn profiles; preparing for behavioral interviews, technical interviews, and case interviews; preparing for graduate school by studying for exams and researching programs to apply; and networking with professionals. 
  • Participate in Hackathons. Companies often plan hackathons for college students so watch for these, and you can find a general list of hackathons on Major League HackingEventBrite and DEVPOST
  • Take a Course / Learn Something New. Take courses to learn/enhance a soft and hard skill(s).  Coursera and LinkedIn Learning offer an array of courses. I found the courses, Applied Data Science with Python and Intro to Git and Github, on Coursera.  Improve upon your project management skills, a foreign language or a soft skill with LinkedIn Learning.  Also, check out this list of 850+ Ivy League free courses.
  • Volunteer. My go-to sites to find volunteer experiences are Idealist.orgvolunteermatch.orgcatchafire (233 projects needing IT, web, and data skills),and allforgood (search for projects in tech and web development). Below are a few highlighted organizations and opportunities. Of course, you may want to volunteer in a completely different area of interest to explore your curiosities, and that works too.
    • Work on an open source project found on Github awesome-for-beginnersThis article shares 8 projects in 2023 for beginners to try.
    • Learn how to code while also building an app that solves real problems that nonprofits face with Free Code Camp.
    • Use your data or project management skills to tackle social issues like poverty, global warming, and public health with DataKind.
    • Train others in technology to overcome poverty with Right Here at Home.
    • Teach kids to code with

Refer to the article below for additional suggestions on how to spend your summer in both professional and personal pursuits. Regardless of your choice, please be sure to prioritize relaxation, and keep in mind there is ample time to develop skills and expertise for future career aspirations. Look out for my upcoming newsletter in early June. Until then, take care!

All the best,
Jodi Schneiderman |
Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Industry Advising | Health, Science, and Technology

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Upcoming Events

Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Jobs and Internships

Please note that this is a sampling of jobs and internships with approaching application deadlines. Go to Handshake to see the complete list.

Article of the Week

50 Ways for College Students to Maximize Summer Break

Source: Campus Groups

Summer is right around the corner. How will you spend your months off? Working, reading, traveling, relaxing, learning a new skill or language? No matter what your goals are, summer vacation is the perfect opportunity for you to explore enriching activities that you don’t always have time to pursue during the school year. Check out this list of 50 productive & fun ways to spend your summer break for inspiration! Read the article here (new window)!

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What Can I Do with My Georgetown Major?

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