There is having tech skills, and there is working in tech. These are VERY different things.
The former is very broad, the latter is comparatively narrow. When it comes to career planning, it’s crucial to understand the distinction. Too many people are opting not to learn tech skills, either because they don’t want to work in tech, or don’t think they can. But tech skills get you hired just about anywhere, NOT just “in tech.” it’s not just the software and mobile app startups that are searching for tech-savvy talent. Almost EVERY company needs these kind of skilled people. (Source)
Whether you already consider yourself a tech-savvy woman or you’re taking your first steps into the world of technology, the Center of Excellence for Women in Technology (CEWiT) is the place for you.
“I never wanted to be a computer scientist, let alone a computer science professor,” says Cranor before her talk earlier in the month. She now teaches computer science at Carnegie Mellon.
The topic for second installment of the Lunch and Learn Empowerment Series for Students is How Women and Men Partner Together for Gender Equality and will include a book signing with Julie Kratz, leadership and career speaker.
Blair Milo, the State of Indiana’s first Secretary for Career Connections and Talent, will present the Keynote Address at the 5th Annual CEWiT Summit on Friday, March 23, 2018.
Ellie Symes, a part-time IU grad student and CEO of Bee Corp., will be the Plenary Speaker at this year’s CEWiT Summit.
2018 CEWiT Summit, Day 1
Friday, March 23, 2018
Indiana Memorial Union
2018 CEWIT Summit Day 2
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Union Street Center, Cedar Hall
Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story Documentary Screening & Discussion Panel
07:00 p.m. - 09:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
BWiT Coffee Chat
07:00 p.m. - 08:30 p.m.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Woodburn Hall, Room 104