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Computer Science Tech Talks & Employer Engagement
Mon 31 October 2016, 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
UCL Computer Science works closely with a broad range of employers from technology sector and beyond; and has organised a programme of employer led events to help students maximise their employability and learn more about exciting opportunities, current trends and challenges in industry and how skills taught at UCL can be transferred to the real world.
31 October: Next Jump Tech Talk: Next Jump Engineering - our culture, business and how we engineer. Next Jump was founded in 1994 making print coupon books for college campuses and eventually for corporate employees in partnership with HR departments of Fortune 1,000 companies. WHAT we do as a company has evolved over the years, however we believe something much more important is WHY we exist. Join Joe to hear about Next Jump, its investment in its culture and employees, and Joe’s own personal growth story. Joe will also be discussing the technology we use at Next Jump, our approach to development and how you can apply principles into your own growth to becoming a better engineer. Joe joined Next Jump in 2010 as a software engineer after studying Computer Science. He is currently leading the Next Jump’s UK engineering team, working on the travel e-commerce engine and building iOS and Android apps to impact and improve workplace culture. *in 1.02 Malet Place Engineering Building*
2 November: Google Tech Talk: Come and hear about engineering opportunities and interviews at Google from recent UCL graduates. Michael and Tina graduated MEng Computer Science in 2015 and started working as software engineers. Before that, we were both interns, so we can give some insight into the whole process. We'll cover the different opportunities available and give some tips for interviewing and preparing. Then we'll spend the rest of the time getting hands-on with some example interview questions. Afterwards, we're happy to hang around for Q&A and talk about things like what modules we found most useful *in Pearson G22 LT*
9 November: Get In The Game Tour:The award-winning Grads In Games initiative is coming to University College London for the Get in the Game Careers Talk Tour 2016. Talks will be presented by our Grads In Games team, with guests & speakers from the games industry. Joining us for this talk will be Mark Gossage from Boss Alien! Our talks are given for students to learn what it really takes to make it into such a competitive industry *at 2.30pm in 1.02 Malet Place Engineering Building*
16 November: IBM CV clinic: IBM will be visiting with their recruitment team. Get first hand careers help from recruiters with CV guidance, Application Forms - how to complete them, do's & don'ts, Interview techniques and how to survive assessment centres. The session is intended to help anyone applying for jobs / internships anywhere - not just IBM. If you would like to send your CV’s in advance to receive feedback on the day from IBM please forward them on to firstname.lastname@example.org *in Roberts G08LT*