Tech & Analytics: Recruiting Trends 2020-2021

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January 18, 2021 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources


Welcome back (almost)!  Here’s hoping the start of your semester starts out strong with you feeling refreshed and ready to Zoom away your days with classes and programs.  Be on the lookout for a new lineup of events this spring, including a Tech Career Fair on March 24, a Women in Tech Career Fair on March 25, and a Startup Career Fair hosted by the Entrepreneurship Initiative on March 2. As always, you will see alumni tech talks and panels focused on both non-engineering and engineering roles in the tech industry.  Alums working at Tesla, Twilio (and formerly Google) and Microsoft have already committed to share their story.  And in overall news, predictions forecast a hiring surge in tech this spring (see article below).  Handshake’s 500 Companies Hiring Right Now (new window) continues to get updated and brand-name companies, such as TikTok, Adobe, Paypal, and Facebook, are included on this list.  Search “software” to quickly find the software and internet companies hiring now.  These companies often focus on their technical roles knowing they will get a flood of applications for non-engineering roles without advertising so check their websites as well.  And don’t forget:  there are A LOT of really fantastic and exciting companies to work that are not brand-name and may, in fact, provide more exciting work.
According to Crunchbase news (new window), cybersecurity will remain hot in 2021 as money is pouring into companies for many obvious reasons.  Of course, the government is also continuing to hire with multiple agencies recruiting Georgetown students this spring, including the National Security Agency.  Most undergraduates secure an analyst role upon graduation, however, there are many specialties within cybersecurity (new window) worth reviewing as you consider working in this career field.  If you are a computer science, STIA, or math major and interested in cybersecurity, check out the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service Program here at Georgetown. If you get into this program, you receive roughly $80,000/year for tuition, books, a living stipend, and more.  An information session for the CyberCorps program (new window) will take place on Wednesday, January 27, 5:00-6:00pm.
Spring semester, here we come!  Breathe in…breathe out…breathe in…breathe out.

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

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Article of the Week

This Is What Tech Hiring Could Look Like in 2021

Source: Crunchbase

While the number of open tech jobs took a hit in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, some labor economists and tech recruiters are expecting a surge in hiring in the field in 2021. Read more to learn how this could benefit your job search!

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