Puget Sound Chapter, AITP
May 28, 2015, 6 PM

On the campus of ITT Technical – Seattle
    12720 Gateway Drive South, # 100, Tukwila

Melinda Thrasher

Entry-Level Success: Finding & Rocking Your First Tech Job

How to choose the right job to achieve your career goals and to find the right fit in a good team as well as how to set yourself up for success in your first job once you have your foot in the door.

Figure out what job or series of jobs is best for your ultimate goals that will align your personality and interests. Help to assess your current skill set and future plans. Tips for researching companies and teams for a good work style fit. Love your job and find a boss who will help you reach your full potential and beyond.

What to do and what not to do to achieve success in your fist tech job and build a foundation for a great career. Keys to learning your role and defining your responsibilities. Develop a meaningful personal development plan for training and skill building. Manage projects successfully and communicate clearly with intelligence and confidence. Building relationships with your team and navigating career development with your supervisors. Self-review regularly and keep track of your accomplishments. Keep yourself motivated and focused throughout the journey and still have fun along the way.

Melinda is a Systems Administrator with an International logistics company, budding speaker, and aspiring writer. While in school as a work-study in the IT program, Melinda chartered and became President of the AITP student chapter at ITT in Seattle. She graduated as the only girl in her program and as a member of the Technical Honor Society, with Highest Honors and winner of the AAA award (Valedictorian). Melinda is currently writing a series of books about encouraging women in technology and enjoys mentoring and speaking whenever possible about the opportunities for women through her own experience.

6 PM, May 28rd  at ITT Seattle.
Just ask the Receptionist for the room location of the AITP meeting.

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David M. Chapin
     President, Puget Sound Chapter, AITP
     Region 2 Malcontent
     Region 2 Student Chapter Coordinator

 

            
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