Events and Career Tools
This page provides you with upcoming career workshops and networking events that are designed to support you in your professional development. You will also find career tools and articles to prepare you for your co-op and job search.
2023 Upcoming Career Events
Women at Google Panel
Thursday, June 15th
5:30-7:00 PM | In-person| 225-112
Please join us for a panel discussion organized by Women@WA, an employee resource group at Google focused on women. Panelists will share how they have leveraged their education and personal experiences to find fulfilling careers in the tech industry. You’ll hear from women in leading roles across various technical and non-technical positions such as software engineering, sales and marketing, program management, and more. While our Women@WA group focuses on those who identify as she/her/they, this event is inclusive to anyone who would like to join. There will be a networking session after the panel discussion. Light appetizers and drinks will be served.
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Rewriting the Code
Tuesday, June 13th
5:30-8:00 PM | In-person| 225-112
Rewriting the Code is hosting its summer intern kickoff networking event for RTC interns and women graduate students in tech. See event details below:
Rewriting the Code supports and empowers college, graduate and early career women in tech through intersectional communities, mentorship, industry experience, and educational resources to become the next generation of engineers and tech leaders. By disrupting the gender and racial inequality in the tech industry, Rewriting the Code is changing the face of technology.
Please note you must join the RTC Community before you can register for this event!
Join the RTC Community: https://lnkd.in/gUmb8a-e
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Check out the campus calendar for social, wellness, cultural, and other events organized for you to connect with other students.
Virtual Career Workshops
You can use the recommended topics below to search for virtual career coaching labs offered by the Boston campus. You will need to convert the time zone from Eastern standard time to Pacific standard time.
- Leading Your Job Search
- Crafting Your Cover Letter
- Revising Your Resume
- Interviewing with Confidence
- Networking through LinkedIn
Industry Events and Workshops
The Career Development and Experiential Learning team in Seattle provides in-person career workshops & industry events including our:
- Wednesday Workshop Series: The Wednesday Workshop Series is a monthly interactive workshop sponsored by the Seattle Career Development & Experiential Learning Team designed to help build on your holistic professional skills and gain deeper understanding of your career development. Each workshop will be held on the first Wednesday of every month.
- Lesson from Leaders Series: This series gives students the unique opportunity to hear from leading industry professionals who provide insights on current technology trends, their career journey, and advice to emerging leaders.
- Annual Professional Mock Interview Day: This signature event gives students the opportunity to participate in behavioral mock interviews and gain real-time feedback from industry professionals and Northeastern alumni. After the interviews, you will have the opportunity to practice your networking skills by connecting with the volunteers. Read about this event here.
You can use Big Interview to practice interviewing online using your webcam. This tool allows you to practice various types of questions, including general, behavioral, and technical.
The “Answer Builder” tool inside will help you mine the depths of your memory to find the right stories to tell. Finally, you can record your answers and ask a Career Development Advisor to provide you with feedback.
Access Big Interview here.
Forage is an online platform that offers students access to virtual experiential learning projects in partnership with top companies. Students can choose from a variety of skill-building projects across different industries and disciplines. These experiential learning projects allow students to gain practical experience, build their resumes, and develop their professional skills in as little as 3-4 hours.
View Forage here.
Essentials for Career Preparation
What is a resume?
A resume is typically a one-page marketing tool designed to get you an interview. Your goal is to use the space on the page to, at a glance, communicate your value and provide evidence of your capabilities. Your resume will summarize your education, experience, and accomplishments to present the skills that are relevant to your career objectives. It is up to you to make a connection between your skills and background to the requirements of the job.
View resume resources here.
What is Informational Interviewing?
An informational interview is a 20-30 minute meeting where you are interviewing an individual either in person, virtually through Skype, or over the phone to learn more about your industry/career of interest, discover potential job leads, and clarifying your career development goals.
View informational interviewing resources here.
What is LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is a free online network for professional networking with more than 400 million members in 200 countries and 170 industries.
View LinkedIn resources here.