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1 1 IT Rocks Let IT Take You There! Speaker Name

2 2 Innovations That Were Not in the Market 30 Years Ago…what will the next 30 years bring ? The next few years will set the stage for your life choices…

3 3 In middle school, 74% of girls express interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), but when choosing a college major, just 0.3% of high school girls select computer science. Challenges in the pipeline

4 4 Path to success The U.S. Department of Labor projects that by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer specialist job openings. To reach gender parity by 2020, women must fill half of these positions, or 700,000 computing jobs. Anecdotal data tells us that an average of 30% of those students with exposure to computer science will continue in the field. This means that 4.6M adolescent girls will require some form of exposure to computer science education to realize gender parity in 2020

5 5 achievement money working with people flexibility mobility opportunities to learn career development innovation creativity What is important to you ? opportunities to travel globally

6 6 Information technology can offer you a lot of options Live anywhere Work in many industries (Health Care, Finance, Entertainment, Media, Manufacturing, Tech, everywhere !) Work on your own at home, or in a team in an office Travel internationally, if you want to Work any hours, as you prefer Make good money Meet great people Have fun creating real products, that people can really use (and need !)

7 7 The Bottom Line: Jobs in IT and Engineering are among the highest paying Source: Salary.com

8 8 Types of jobs and 2013 salaries for an information technology career Source salaries html Of U.S. News Best Jobs, four of the Top 10 are IT jobs: Database Administrator, Computer Systems Analyst, Software Developer and Web Developer. 1. Mobile applications developer $92 - $133K 2. Wireless network engineer $85 - $117K 3. Network engineer $80 - $116K 4. Data modeler $92 - $126K 5. Portal administrator $86 - $114K 6. Data warehouse manager $108 - $145K 7. Business intelligence analyst$94 - $132K 8. Senior web developer $92 - $127K 9. Web developer $65 - $106K 10. Network architect $102 -$146K 11. Network manager $88 - $122K 12. Data architect $104 - $143K 13. Data security analyst $95 - $129K 14. Software engineer $83 - $127K 15. Network administrator $62 - $93K

9 9 Just for girls…. Demand is booming for technology workers Enrollment in technology programs is declining for everyoneand at even higher rates for women. In 2011 women with tech jobs earned 33% more pay than in non- tech jobs There are scholarships and opportunities that are specifically targeted to encourage women to pursue tech careers – take advantage of them !

10 10 If you have an interest in pursuing a career in technology: Join organizations at school such as technology or robotics clubs Take advanced computer classes to learn various software packages and gain certifications Think of ways to create new inventions or how to improve inventions (check out Googles annual online Science Fair) Take graphics/art classes which could be useful in screen design and layout Volunteer to coordinate school events and functions (to gain experience as project manager / coordinator / and practice requirements gathering) Look for leadership opportunities in school such as Student Council – to create leadership experience

11 11 Learn by playing Lego Mindstorm Scratch Alice/ Storytelling Alice Hackety Hack (Ruby) TrackMania Nations Forever

12 Looking a few years ahead…. Choosing a degree A college degree makes a great foundation to a career in technology Computer science, computer engineering, information systems management, software engineering – there are many paths available Seek out internships and leadership opportunities MCWT offers laptop and tuition scholarships for high school seniors/college aged young women


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