Career Center Hosts 2nd Annual TechUcation Event

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Technology education plays an important role in the lives of YU students as they pursue innovative solutions to make the world a better place.

But when it comes to landing a job in tech, what are the steps they need to take? To whom should they reach out? Which skills, talents and experiences are most in demand?

Looking to provide real-world answers to these all-important questions, the YU Career Center hosted its 2nd Annual TechUcation event on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. (See who came to last year’s event.)

The keynote speech was given by Mitch Cohen, a software engineer with Google, whose work aggregates data to create music profiles for billions of YouTube users. Over the course of an hour, he gave an entertaining narrative about his job path, the pleasures of coding and the exciting opportunities open to people today that weren’t even thought about five years ago.

Mitch Cohen speaking to students
Mitch Cohen speaks to the students at TechUcation

Attendees had the chance to interact with a panel of current students who have already accepted job offers in the field as well as recent computer science alumni who have successfully transitioned from college to intern to full-time employees at Google and Blackrock. A second panel included company recruiters from Vimeo and Broadridge Financial Solutions.

Techucation panels of alumni and current students
Classroom to Boardroom panel included, from left to right, Aviva Shooman (current student); Hannah (Chani) Dubin ’18S (employed at Google); Micah Hyman (current student); Jacob Saks ’19YC (employed at Blackrock); and Josh Baruch ’17YC (employed at Braze)