IAESTE work placements

Kick-start your career with an IAESTE paid industry placement lasting from 6-52 weeks in one of 80 countries worldwide – open to full-time undergraduate students in their second year or above and working towards a science, engineering, technology or applied arts degree.  You could find yourself working on anything from cutting edge electronics in Japan, to earthquake detection technology in Colombia.  Find out more and apply by 12:00pm mid-day, Thursday 7 December 2017.

EqualEngineers Student & Graduate Careers Fair

will showcase graduate, internship and student placement opportunities. The fair targetsengineering&techfair_11nov under-represented groups in engineering – female, ethnic minority, LGBT+ and disabled students. Hear the experiences of inspirational role models in engineering and technology, attend careers workshops and psychometric test practice sessions.

Saturday 11 November 2017
Millennium Point, Birmingham, B4 7XG
Registration: www.equalengineerscareersfair.com

JHIT Conference

jhit conference_4novA 3 day free IT conference with a theme: Information technology: Breaking Barriers from 2-4 November 2017.  The event is open to Brunel students who have an interest in or are studying towards a degree in the business or information technology discipline. As well as gaining knowledge it will be a great opportunity to network, meet professionals who are already working in the industry and to form and build new relationships.

There will be a keynote speech by John Morton (CEO of CPM and a founder to three technology start-ups), talks and workshops that are industry-focused and interactive, on a wide range of industry subjects and topics: Cyber Security & Your Digital Footprint, GDPR, Agile Delivery, Big Data, Software Development, Develop Hub, Hackathon, Web Site Design Workshop and a CV clinic.  The conference is supported by the British Computer Society (BCS) who have contributed speakers.

Find out about the speakers, registration and workshops scheduled for the conference.

IT & Technology Graduate Careers Fair

Technical or non-technical graduate, postgraduate  (including master’s and PhD) or undergraduate?  The Fair is an opportunity to explore your options for a graduate career, placement or internship, including roles in software development, marketing, consulting, project management, business development, customer support and analysis of how people interact with the technology around them.  The event includes ‘Careers for women in tech and consulting’.

East Wintergardens, Canary Wharf, London
4 October 2017
Find out more and register

Keen to code?

So, fancy yourself as a bit of a keyboard wizard, and want to hone your knowledge into a career in coding? Well, we thought we would look through and discuss some of the various routes you can go down.

Web Dev:

A front-end developer is responsible for everything that a user sees on a web page, writing the code that runs on their browsers. To be a successful front-end you need to have a great understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript at the least, but there is also a range of other coding languages you can learn to further hone your skills. To complement this, you’ll also need an understanding of web design and user experience.

On the other end of the spectrum, you have a back-end developer who is responsible for everything that runs on the server behind the scenes. On-top of HTTPS & Java knowledge you’ll have to learn more specific forms of coding such as python, PHP & Ruby.

You can also merge these to become a full-stack developer, who is responsible for all aspects of web development.

Android & iOS dev:

Perhaps you’re more of the Candy Crush type and find yourself wondering how these apps are built, then look no further than a career in app development. You’re pretty much limited to two paths here; IOS & Android (there are others but these are the major players). For IOS you will need to learn how to use X-Code to develop using Apple’s Swift language. For Android, it’s a bit more like web dev, and you’ll need to learn to program in Java using Android Studios, and who knows maybe you’ll make the next flappy bird.

This article was written by Patrick Lawther from Jolt.co.uk. To get more info on a future in coding such as wages, progression and a list of resources check out their handy career guide.guestpost

Advertising Internships with Step

The Advertising industry needs agents of change!
Digital technology is transforming the way the advertising industry works.
Stepthe internships people, have been commissioned by the Institute for Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) who represent over 300 UK advertising  agencies to help them find the UK’s leading STEM students for the new IPA AdMission Internship Programme – 10 week Summer internships with UK agencies.come_join_the_team_300_clr_10876Open to:  Maths; Data Science; Computer Studies; Electronic Engineering; Software Engineering; Psychology; Anthropology; and Social Science penultimate year students/graduates

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