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International Women in Engineering Day – Working as an Engineer in Tech: Taster Session

Women engineers webinar

ARTICLE SUMMARY

At SheCanCode we’re celebrating International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) by hosting a taster session to showcase the opportunities in tech engineering to inspire and encourage aspiring engineers.

This taster session provides attendees with a broad understanding of what it takes to pursue a career in engineering and offers valuable insights into the tech industry.  If you’re an aspiring engineer, or already work in the sector, hear from professionals who have navigated their way through the field and gained success.

AGENDA

INTRODUCTION FROM SHECANCODE:

Kayleigh Bateman, Content Director, SheCanCode

INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING:

Laine Clark-Balzan, Senior Software Engineer (Machine Learning)

This session offers an overview of the field of tech engineering, including the various disciplines and areas of specialization within the sector.

TRAINING AND EDUCATION:

Dan Sofer, Founder of Founders & Coders

Dan discusses the educational pathways and training options available for aspiring engineers. This cover topics such as qualifications, certifications, and more.

WHAT EMPLOYERS ARE LOOKING FOR:

Shelley Vaisey, Global Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Director at OXA

Shelley shares the essential skills and qualities that employers look for in tech engineers. This includes problem-solving abilities, creativity, teamwork, communication skills, adaptability, culture fit, and more.

WHAT RECRUITERS ARE LOOKING FOR:

Daisy Perryer, Staff Tech Recruiter, Wave Talent

Daisy shares what recruiters look for in their screening process. What you should say and not say in a screening interview and red flags that recruiters look for when hiring for engineering roles.

QUICK Q&A AND WRAP-UP FROM SHECANCODE.

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