Career Readiness Program
PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE
The WiTNY Career Readiness Program is a 6-week comprehensive extracurricular program, designed to give students industry-specific preparation for the tech hiring process. Centered within a cohort-focused, experiential framework, sessions cover everything from building an effective resume to how to prepare for a technical interview.
What to Expect
Our Career Readiness Program sessions include short lectures led by expert facilitators, in-class activities designed to help participants learn from their peers, and various opportunities to learn from volunteers from the tech industry. Participants are expected to participate in online modules before and after sessions to help prepare and debrief.
How to Apply
Spring 2020 Career Readiness Program applications are now open.
The application deadline is December 6.
Decisions will be communicated to applicants by December 20, 2019.
Spring 2020 CaRe sessions will occur on Thursday evenings, 6PM-8:30PM and on Friday mornings, 10AM-12:30PM, on the below dates. Applicants will be asked to identify what cohort (Thursdays or Fridays) they are interested in when completing the application.
Week 1: March 5 and 6 Professional Story and Brand
Students spend time defining who they are, and how that shows to the world through their descriptions of themselves and their online presence.
Week 2: March 12 and 13 Resumes and Professional Documents
Using the previous week’s thinking about who they are, students will review resumes with each other and industry volunteers.
Week 3: March 19 and 20 The Job Search
Armed with a cohesive narrative and resume, students will go through the process of developing a job search strategy, understand how to keep it all organized, and learn the best practices for following up on applications.
Week 4: March 26 and 27 Interviewing Basics
Students will learn standard interviewing techniques, and have the opportunity to practice their answers to common questions encountered in behavioral interviews.
Week 5: April 2 and 3 Technical Interviewing
Utilizing the help of industry volunteers, students will have the opportunity to learn about the standard best practices for technical interviewing, and practice interview questions with their peers and industry mentors.
Closing: April 5, 2-5PM What Comes Next Summit
An afternoon spent fostering connections with industry members and relevant industry groups, this summit will focus on topics relevant to the first few months in a new job.