SOCHE Announces Virtual Sessions with Employers on Careers in Information Technology
Purpose: To expose High School teachers and Career Guidance Champions to the different career opportunities in Information Technology to better direct students in career paths
When: Tuesdays from 3 PM - 4 PM (19 Oct - 7 Dec 2021)
How: Live 1-hour virtual sessions that will be recorded to share across all schools in Ohio for greater impact
Audience: High school teachers, career champions, guidance counselors
Presenter: Employers who have experts in the listed topics >> This could be you!!
Format: 25-minute information session on each topic below (e.g. Computer Programmer) given by Presenter with 5-minute Q&A. Suggested talking points for the presenter are offered below. The presenter can create a PowerPoint presentation or a demo that explains their job.
||Topic 1: 3 -3:30 PM
||Topic 2: 3:30 - 4 PM
|| IT technician/End-user support - collaborates with support specialists to analyze and diagnose computer issues
||Support specialists - responsible for reviewing and solving computer network and hardware problems for a business
||Computer programmer - writes new computer software using coding languages (provide example of different languages and when to use them)
||Release Management – delivering new software and hardware to users
|| Quality assurance - testers who check software products to see if they're up to industry standards and free of any issues
||User experience (UX) - designer is involved with all facets of product development regarding its purchasing, branding, usability and functionality.
||Web development - design the appearance, navigation and content organization of a website
||Data scientist - analyzes and organizes data to determine trends that can influence business decisions.
||Database administrator - employs specialized software to organize and keep track of data. The software can be associated with software configuration, security and performance when applicable.
||Network engineers - work on the day-to-day maintenance and development of a company's computer network, utilizing their skills to make the network available and efficient for all employees within an organization.
||Systems analyst - reviews design components and uses their knowledge of information technology to solve business problems
||Software engineers - applies their knowledge of mathematics and computer science to create and improve new software.
||IT security - builds and maintains digital protective measures on intellectual property and data that belong to an organization.
||IT Director oversees the strategy and execution of IT operations for an organization.
||Computer scientist - applies their technological skills and resources to solve IT problems for businesses.
||IT Project Manager – Oversees the hardware and software projects
Presenter Talking Points:
- What is your job and how does it relate to your company’s success?
- What is a typical day like for you?
- How many hours a day do you spend in meetings or working in groups?
- Do you mainly sit at a desk doing work individually or do you have an opportunity to work in different environments?
- Are you expected to be oncall? If yes, how often?
- What education or other experience helped you to get your current job?
- When hiring a new employee in your department, what education does a candidate need?
- What skill do you most value in hiring a new employee?
- What advice would you give a student considering a career in your field?
Contact Information: Please email your timeslot preferences >> Patty Buddelmeyer (firstname.lastname@example.org)