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1 Envisioning Endless Possibilities for Your Future

2 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Close your eyes and picture a technology worker. 2

3 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org3 Did you picture someone like this?

4 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org4 Or did you picture someone like this?

5 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Did you picture someone like me? 5 Name Title, Company Presenter quote goes here Presenter picture goes here

6 WHAT IS IT? (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) 6

7 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org What Is IT? IT is the backbone, the engine that drives and supports businesses, industries, innovation and human communication. IT impacts the way we live, work, play and learn. 7

8 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org IT Is Technical Tools IT is tech hardware, software, the Internet, and the networks that tie it all together 8

9 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org9 IT Is People IT is also about the people who use information technology.

10 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org10 IT is the Future IT is about the future. Things are changing quickly, and IT is driving the change.

11 IT HAS JOBS AVAILABLE 11

12 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org12 Jobs Waiting to be Filled 500,000+ IT jobs open in the U.S. According to Labor/Insight (Burning Glass Technologies)

13 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Jobs with Potential 13

14 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org14 IT Needs More People 9% of all jobs open in the U.S. are in IT. According to Labor/Insight (Burning Glass Technologies)

15 THERE’S A PLACE FOR YOU IN IT

16 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org With a Career in IT you can... Make a difference Play with the latest toys Work with technology & people Earn good money Work where and when you want Do challenging work Work in any industry C onsider Information Technology 16

17 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Do you like to…  Make discoveries  Learn how things work  Fix things  Solve puzzles and problems  Find faster, easier ways to do things  Be creative  Work with people Consider Information Technology 17

18 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT Start with your interests and strengths + Information Technology = Discover exciting career possibilities!

19 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like helping people + IT = Informatics Medical Specialist User Experience Designer IT Recruiter

20 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like art and music + IT = Wearable Technology Designer Web Developer Computer Generated Imagery

21 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like building and fixing things + IT = Environmental Engineer Computer Hardware Engineer IT Computer Support Specialist

22 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like selling ideas and products + IT = IT Marketing Social Media Manager IT Teacher or Trainer

23 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like solving problems + IT = Process Engineer Search Engine Optimization Computer Systems Engineer

24 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like working with technology + IT = Web or Application Developer Video Game Designer Computer Network Specialist

25 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like science and nature + IT = Research Scientist Geospatial Information Scientist Sports Medicine

26 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org There’s a Place for You in IT If you like business and leadership + IT = Business Analyst Project Manager Chief Information Officer

27 WOMEN IN IT STORIES

28 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 28  Insert your name, title, company here. Insert your quote here. Insert your picture here.

29 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 29  Shannon Moran Director, IT Development Brother International This is an exciting time for technologists as companies are now positioning their IT departments as strategic differentiators.

30 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 30  Rebecca Rosen President Sales Enabled I have always enjoyed making technology come alive, creating an emotional connection with its users.

31 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 31  Angie Sheldon Community Engagement Specialist | Betty Crocker Bisquick Social media is a fun and challenging field where I can use my psychology skills to create communities and effect change!

32 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 32  Grace Bredeson Technical Consultant Protiviti The way I think and the way I work with people have been the most important things I bring to my job.

33 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 33  Cristina Greysman Director, Channel Program Management, SunGard Availability Services I was fascinated by computers in middle school and begged my Dad for a home computer.

34 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 34  Robin Wright Project Director, USA, Environmental WSP The diversity of the people and technical challenges I encounter provide continuous opportunities for intellectual growth.

35 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 35  Cassandra Anderson Director Channel Sales Crexendo I look at technology as not just technical, but as a creative way to bring solutions and to change the world – one solution at a time

36 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 36 I enjoy traveling and meeting people from around the world, which allows me to learn and contribute on a vast array of subjects. Doriana Allyn Sr Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Brother International

37 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 37  Dr. Jayati Saha Microbiologist I chose science because I was naturally curious about things and I prefer to see results than be told about them.

38 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 38  Lisa M. Yigdal Manager, Helpdesk and Telecommunications Brother International Part of my job is keeping the technical staff happy and not burnt out.

39 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 39  Jean Mork Bredeson Field Tech GE Working with the tools and the equipment was much easier than I’d thought, and the fixes were more like solving puzzles than getting into something dirty or scary.

40 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 40  Jody Shincke IT Infrastructure Manager REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.) I got started in IT when I realized I LOVED technology in high school.

41 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 41 The Creating IT Futures IT Ready program helped me land a full-time technical support position. Ngina BaGGett Technical Support

42 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 42  TC Culberson Business Application Manager NCPHS My ability to translate between my geek team members and the end- users sets me apart.

43 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 43 High-tech business to business marketing is a thrill. It’s ever-changing, requires constant learning and a passion for the industry. Mary Ellen Grom Vice President, US Marketing SYNNEX Corporation

44 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 44  Melody Culton Senior Corporate Counsel Brother International I work closely with the IT department so that all risk factors — legal and technical — can be considered when making business decisions.

45 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 45  Jessi Norris Project Manager TekTegrity I love my job because I create processes and solutions to real problems — and I get to see the benefits for my company and our clients.

46 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org Picture Yourself Here 46  Barbra Smith Americas Business Operations Manager Hewlett-Packard I am proud of advancing my career to the point where I can now influence system architecture and software applications at HP.

47 RESOURCES TO HELP YOU GET STARTED 47

48 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org In Our Neighborhood –Add local resources related to IT careers to this slide. –It might be local girl or women groups, schools, companies that offer programs, and so on. –If you have no local resources, delete this slide. 48

49 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org You can get started in IT at any age, anywhere, any time. A college degree in IT is nice, but not necessary. Get started in 1-2-3: 1. Take some training classes online or in person 2. Get certified 3. Apply to work 49

50 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org50 Additional Resources Free program available in Minneapolis, Cincinnati, Columbus, New York City & Washington, D.C. Provides IT training and business soft-skills Helps you land an apprenticeship and a job in IT www.creatingitfutures.org

51 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org51 Additional Resources for Vets Connects military veterans with IT training and employers www.troopstotechcareers.org/

52 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org We are here to help 52

53 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org53 Dream IT! Envision Endless Possibilities Let Yourself Dream of a Great Future

54 Copyright (c) 2014 CompTIA Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | www.comptia.org54


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