Tech & Analytics: Timelines, Timelines, Timelines

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September 2, 2020 – Upcoming Events, Opportunities & Resources


We still don’t know how recruiting will look this year in many industries as it seems campus recruiters are also trying to figure it out.  But unfortunately, hiring in the tech industry was down 36% in July compared to last year with some well-known employers, such as LinkedIn and Kayak, laying off employees. Very likely, companies will continue to recruit young talent, but the number of hires will be lower and the competition more fierce. Focus your search within the tech niches that are flourishing, such as e-learning and collaboration tools, or overall industries that are holding up better, such as government, biopharma, and healthcare. Check out LinkedIn Insights to find companies hiring the most in your geographical preference.  And keep in mind many of these industries are merely adding jobs back and we don’t know how many of those are entry-level.  Handshake’s Top 500 companies hiring right now is useful for finding companies hiring young talent.

I often get asked about recruiting timelines in the tech industry. However, there is no simple answer as tech recruitment is not as structured as the consulting and finance industries. 

  • Mostly, it very much depends on the size of the technology company. The larger the company, the more robust their university recruiting strategies and the more likely they will start recruiting in fall.  For example, large companies such as Google, Oracle, Amazon, and IBM start posting positions in August and September.  Other tech companies, such as Spotify, may wait to post in November and December.  And while IBM and Oracle may start interviewing in the fall, many more will wait until January. The recruiting process may extend into late spring.  Mid-size and smaller companies are more likely to post positions in January and February, and tech startups are likely to start looking for candidates in March.  
  • If you are interested in a functional role in tech and analytics, timelines may vary in terms of what industry you decide to pursue.  Certainly, many tech folks or data analysts work in other industries, from healthcare to government to finance.  Most often, recruitment will still follow the rule above.  In general, a lot of recruitment will take place in the spring, such as in the government and healthcare sectors, to name a few.  As many of you know, analyst roles within finance and consulting recruit primarily in the fall.  And one last example to demonstrate this variability – KPMG posted data scientist roles in the fall and software and cybersecurity roles in the spring during the 2019-2020 recruitment season. 

In summary, there is no black and white answer because recruiting activity varies widely by industry and company size, not to mention the role you are seeking.  And remember: people leave organizations all the time for other jobs and those positions (some being entry-level) will need to get filled when this occurs. My recommendation is for you to create an advanced search (or multiple) on Handshake and then save that particular search.  By doing so, you will be notified when any new jobs or internships are posted on Handshake that fit your criteria.  Also, attend drop-ins and/or visit with an industry advisor to discuss job and internship strategies beyond Handshake.

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

1) Set up your Handshake profile. Setting up your profile will allow you to search for jobs and events and will allow employers to find you (new window). This is the best first step to making your career search just a bit easier. Not sure how to do so? Check out this article (new window) about setting up your account and this video (new window) on how to search for jobs.

2) Come to a drop-in appointment. We host drop-ins via Zoom (new window), Mondays – Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. If you need a resume review or just don’t know where to start, come on by! 

3) Given the amount of time you are now spending on Zoom, check out this video from CNDLS (new window) and learn how to look great on video. 

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Upcoming Events

Consulting, Finance, Consulting, Finance

Lots of events and sessions coming your way which would fill this entire newsletter.  Be sure to sign up for the business & consulting newsletter if this is a career interest.  A few to highlight include Consulting Night (Sept 10, 5:00-7:00pm) and Fall Finance Fair (new window) (Sept 3, 5-7pm). Here is a sampling of general information sessions:  KPMG (today, 3pm), Bain (today, 6pm), Deloitte (Sept 8), EY (Sept 8), PWC (Sept 9), Accenture (Sept 14), Cornerstone Research (Sept 15), and more. The info sessions highlighted in this newsletter are specific to tech & analytics roles within these industries.
KPMG Careers In Technology | September 8 | 2:00-2:45pm | RSVP 

How does your technology degree fit into a professional services firm? This virtual session will cover KPMG’s Careers in Technology across all of KPMG’s service lines.

McKinsey Digital Information Sessions | September 8 | 6:00-7:00pm | RSVP

Join to learn how McKinsey Digital is applying tech to shape their client’s digital strategy, transform organizations, and build new businesses. They will share what it’s like to work on a team, share real examples of projects, and give a look into what it’s like to be a Digital Business Analyst or an Analyst that specializes in Software Engineering, Data Engineering, or Data Science. 

JP Morgan FT Data Science | September 9 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | RSVPLearn about JPMorgan Chase’s Focused Analytics Solutions Team (FAST). The FAST data scientists will provide an overview of the different types of projects they work on, the recruitment process and the firm’s culture. Click here for more information on FAST.

Resume Workshop With Google | September 9 | 7:00-7:30 PM | RSVP (new window)

Join Google for this resume workshop to learn tips on how to format, structure, and create detailed content for your resume. We recommend having an updated resume on hand so you can apply your knowledge in real time! Googlers will be available to answer questions related to resumes live in the chat. 

CAPCO Cybersecurity Information Session | September 9 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | RSVP

Join Capco, a global management and technology consultancy firm, as they introduce the US Cyber Risk practice. This session will be presented by a diverse team of cybersecurity professionals with expertise in strategic advisory, cyber programs, and security operations. Learn about the increasing importance of cybersecurity and how to become a part of the team advising global financial institutions on top information security priorities.

Defense Careers –  Information Sessions | September 10 | Times Below

If you are interested in government defense careers, check out the Department of Defense virtual hiring workshop (12:00-1:00pm) and the Navy Strategic Weapons System In-Person Career Fair (10:00am – 2:00pm) at National Harbor.

2020 Annual Fall Career Fair | Sept 18 | 10 AM – 3 PM EDT | Link (new window) (all majors welcome)

Please join our virtual career fair this fall.  Registration is required in order to sign up for specific employer sessions.  Stay tuned for opportunities to prepare and a prep guide for virtual fairs.  The following relevant employers are registered already: Accenture, Clutch, Con Edison, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Freddie Mac IT, Gap Solutions, Inc., National Security Administration, and U.S. Army Night Vision & Electronic Services.

Jobs & Internships

Product Design Fellowship and Apprenticeship (new window)
NYC Mayor’s Office for Economic Opportunity Fellowship | Open until filled

Data Excellence Intern (new window)
International Rescue Committee | Open until filled

Business, Marketing and Sales Coordinator
Grey Market Labs | Apply by Sept 4

Graduate Analytical Internship (Paid)
International Technology and Trade Associates, Inc. | Apply by Sept 4

Fall 2020 Cohort- Computer Science Internship (Remote)
The Social App | Apply by Sept 6

International Development – Business Development Fall Intern
LixCap | Apply by Sept 6

8-week Ideathon (new window)
Infosys | Apply by Sept 6

Software Engineering Internship
Empower | Apply by Sept 7

Front End Developer (data visualization and dashboarding)
Basil Labs | Apply by Sept 7Associate – Valuation Services
Equity Methods | Apply by Sept 7

Policy Research Intern
Center for an Urban Future | Apply by Sept 7

Product Engineer
Lenovo | Apply by Sept 7

UI/UX Design REMOTE Internship
CariClub | Apply by Sept 9Analyst – Software Engineer / Data Engineer / Data Scientist – Campus Students
McKinsey & Co | Apply by Sept 9
Second Day Impact Fellow
Second Day | Apply by Sept 10
Economic Research Intern
US Dept of Commerce – Int’l Trade Administration | Apply by Sept 11

Software Development Intern (new window)
Regional Economics Model Inc. | Apply by Sept 20

Future Digital Security Leaders Fellowship
Institute for Security + Technology

Software Development Intern
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Intern from Home
Remember those Brown students who were featured in the New York Times for their internship and part-time work virtual platform, Intern from Home (new window).  They still have a wide range of paid and unpaid roles in a huge variety of sectors and post new roles daily. Subscribe to their newsletter (new window) and you’ll be kept updated on all new roles. Even if you’re not looking for an internship now, sign up for their newsletter so you can stay in the loop for new roles once you are looking.

Let’s Geek Out

Skill Development Courses 

Did you know Lauinger LIbrary has many fabulous skill development courses coming up?  Check out courses such as Data Visualization (Sept 3), Intro to Tableau (Sept 8), Intro to InDesign (Sept 24), Excel for Data Cleaning and Analysis (Sept 30), Intro to R (Oct 7) and more!  See the complete listing of workshops.  These are great resume builders!  

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’.