MPCS Career Development Workshops

The Masters Program in Computer Science and UChicagoGRAD will be hosting a series of upcoming career development workshops tailored specifically for current MPCS students.

MPCS Career Development Workshops:

Resumes & Cover Letters
Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3-4PM, John Crerar Library, 298

This workshop will provide you with input to better understand what is expected in writing a resume for the tech industry. There will be concrete tips on how to craft your job documents and get noticed by employers during your search. Brush up on the do’s and don’ts of your job search process, from how to craft your bullet points to the highlights you should mention in your resume/cover letter.

Technical Interview Skills and MPCS Alumni Panel
Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 3-4PM, John Crerar Library, 298

Technical interviews are common for employers recruiting for engineering, science, or software roles. Essentially, it is an interview to assess your technical ability for the role, and the depth and breadth of your knowledge in your chosen field. Technical interviews are also designed to assess your problem-solving skills, your communication skills, and your ability to think under pressure. In this workshop, we will introduce you to several strategies and best practices for improving your technical interview skills. This workshop will also include a panel discussion in which MPCS alumni will share tips and insights about interviewing at tech companies. Hear directly from MPCS alumni and students what they learned going through the technical interviewing process and how it works at their companies. There is no better way to get your technical interviewing questions answered!

MPCS Alumni panel:

  • Lionel Barrow, MPCS ’15, Tegus, Director of Engineering
  • Phillip Dunham, MPCS '12, project44, Senior Engineering Manager
  • Richard Whaling, MPCS '12, M1 Finance, Data Engineering Lead
  • Carla Peralta, MPCS '04, Aspira, Inc. of Illinois, IT Director

If you plan to attend one or more of these workshops, please RSVP here: https://forms.gle/wrBmnJsXbVB2ruT2A