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1 Session 6F2013 Hi-Tec ConferenceAustin, Texas Why Should We Hire You?

2 About BATEC  Center of Excellence … Computing & Information Technology … NSF Sponsored, based at University of Massachusetts … National ATE Center (MPICT, CSN, CCC, Boston)  Scope of Activities … Authentic Curriculum Development … Engaging Outreach Programs … Actionable Research 21 April 2015 / Slide 2

3 Why Should We Hire You?  This session is about STUDENT PREPARATION … in PROFESSIONAL (SOFT SKILLS), … with a FOCUS ON PRE-EMPLOYMENT SKILLS,... for STUDENTS seeking INTERNSHIPS or … INITIAL EMPLOYMENT.  This session offers educational guidance to … academic faculty, and career center professionals. 21 April 2015 / Slide 3

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6 The BATEC Employability Skills Seminar  Curriculum and Supporting Materials … Six hours of classroom preparation … Pre-employment professional skills … Lesson Plans, handouts, websites, tools, exercises  Three Modules  1A/1B/1C:Who are you (Self Assessment)  2A:Where do you want to go (Career / Job Selection)  3A/3B:How do I make this happen (Getting Hired) 21 April 2015 / Slide 6

7 Module One: Who Are You?  Self Assessment a) Academic Experience b) Project Portfolio c) Personality Tests (Meyers-Briggs, Focus II) d) Interest Inventory e) Appearance & First Impression f) Digital Imprint (Facebook, Linked-In) g) Professional Resume h) Cover Letter i) Elevator Pitch 21 April 2015 / Slide 7

8 Preparation & Appearance 21 April 2015 / Slide 8

9 Module Two: Who Do You Want to Be?  Career / Job Exploration a) Industry / Company / Job Research b) Identification of References & Mentors c) Solicitation of Recommendations d) Creating a Professional Network e) Elevator Pitch(Revised) 21 April 2015 / Slide 9

10 Engaging the EcoSystem 21 April 2015 / Slide 10

11 Module Three: How do I make this Happen?  Getting that 1 st Professional Experience a) Identification of Key Websites b) Attending 1 st Industry Event c) Effectively Supporting the Elevator Pitch d) Mock Interviews e) Managing the Recommendation Process f) Professional & Diligent Follow Up 21 April 2015 / Slide 11

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13 How do I access this?  Today  Leave a business card  Send an  September  21 April 2015 / Slide 13

14 Thank You Lou Piazza, Director – BATEC GrantDimitri Linde – Outreach Coordinator University of Massachusetts, BostonBATEC Center for Computing & Information Technology

15 About BATEC 21 April 2015 / Slide 15  Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) a National Science Foundation- funded Center of Excellence for IT Education, is dedicated to the complex mission of developing career- focused pathways to high-technology education and practical work experience for motivated, typically underserved high school, community college and university students in four urban regions – Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas. These four regions feature a high demand for skilled labor coupled with great opportunities for building new connections in skills-training and workforce development. Learn more about BATEC at  This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers DUE , CNS , CNS , DUE , DUE , CCF , and CNS Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.


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