2019 IT Connection Event review
The largest STEM student-focused
technology Connection event @ UofA
On September 20th, the 2019 iGeek “IT Connection” event came to an end.
With the support of 30 companies across Canada,
the 2019 IT Connection Event built a bridge between national-wide companies and UofA students.
The event has gathered more than 1,200 participants in a single day.
IT Connection 2019 was the largest event explicitly designed for STEM students to connect with professionals and leaders in the IT industry.
It not only provided an opportunity for students to find potential job opportunities but also allowed them to get a sense of the most state-of-the-art technologies widely used in the industry.
Student participants were offered a chance to connect with the company representatives, submit their
resumes to well-known companies and attend 12 amazing tech-talks on industry-related topics.
We delivered 12 tech-talks to emphasize the needs of the technology industry in the 21 century.
Some high-tech topics covered by the tech-talks were
Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, FinTech, and Big Data.
The 2019 IT Connection Event helped students explore their different career options and
obtain valuable information about the latest tech-industry.
It also provided a chance for students to impress their hiring manager and learn the company's insight
by talking with the company representatives face to face.
The 2019 IT Connection Event offered companies a chance to connect with more than 1200 high-quality STEM students, raise company awareness among potential candidates,
and prepare for present or future recruiting.
A week before the event, iGeek sent out an
e-brochure to our members and all of the registered participants to help them better prepared for this event. We hope with our effort, our student participants can learn to prepare for an event like this and can leave a great first impression to the company representatives.
The brochure contains the basic information of all the attending companies and their opening positions. We aimed to help our participants narrow down the companies they wish to apply to and tailor their elevator pitch based on the audience. We also added a section called “Suggested questions to ask”. Its purpose was to provide some examples of how to generate thoughtful conversations with potential employers.