Engineering and Tech Career Conference
UC Berkeley Career Center
2440 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94720-4350
Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5 p.m.
Every year the Career Center hosts the Engineering/Tech Career Conference in collaboration with the College of Engineering. This year’s conference will be virtual and the goal is to support, educate, and empower all Cal students interested in a variety of careers in engineering and tech. Learn how to prepare for success in the upcoming 2020-2021 recruiting season.
You’ll need to register for each event separately. To register, click on the event name and register through Handshake.
Thursday, September 3
11 a.m. PDT | Welcome and keynote
Senior Associate Director
UC Berkeley Career Center
Director of Student Programming
Engineering Student Services, College of Engineering
B.S. Civil & Environmental Engineering ‘12
Area Superintendent, Hensel Phelps
Wintana Alem is a UC Berkeley alumna of the Civil and Environmental Engineering program. Her current role is Area Superintendent at the SFO Courtyard 3 Connector Project for Hensel Phelps, premier, full-service construction services provider. Wintana Alem began her post-college career with Hensel Phelps in 2013, rising through the ranks of Field Engineer, Office Engineer and Project Engineer. Wintana is actively involved in many industry organizations including Women in Construction Operations (WiOPS), National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), and Design Build Institute of America (DBIA). Wintana is also a recruiter at UC Berkeley and NSBE for the Hensel Phelps Northern California District. Away from the office, Wintana enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and extended family. Wintana will speak to how students can position themselves to attract career opportunities.
12:15 p.m. PDT | Technical resume workshop
Learn about industry trends, do’s & don’ts, and best practices for resume writing from an expert in the field of technical recruiting.
Priyam Jain, presenter
Senior Technical Recruiter, Tanium.
1:45 p.m. PDT | Technical interview workshop
Hear from a panel of experienced industry recruiters about how to prepare, practice, and perform well for technical interviews.
Recruiting Manager, Wyze Labs, Inc.
University Recruiter, SAP
University Recruiter, Visa, Inc.
3 p.m. PDT |Behavioral interview workshop
Join this session to learn about how to prepare strong answers to potentially the trickiest interview questions. An industry professional will share best practices and techniques for answering non-technical questions, usually beginning with, “Tell me about a time when you…”
Technical Recruiting Manager, Deliverr
Friday, September 4
11 a.m. PDT | Debunking the hiring process workshop
Getting a job is a challenge, and now with Covid-19, remote interviews, and AI, what can you expect when you start your job search and how can you prepare? Especially for women and people of color who are under-represented in tech, the process can be daunting. Learn about the AI you will encounter and how to prepare and succeed in your tech job search from senior recruiters from top tech companies.
Director, Women in Tech Initiative at UC
Senior Technical Recruiter, Dropbox
Consultant at Converge, formerly at Lyft
12:30 p.m. PDT | Alumni panel
Alumni from various industries and positions will be available to discuss contemporary job search tactics. They will share insights on how to navigate a challenging economy and stand out from a larger-than-usual candidate pool.
Cyber Risk Consultant, Deloitte
Senior Technical Recruiter, Shopify
Software Engineer, Anduril Industries
Business Operations and Strategy Associate, Deliverr
Data Science, Deliverr
2:15 p.m. PDT | Job search tips for international students workshop
Learn strategies and resources for job searching as an international student, including tips for speaking with employers about visa sponsorship.
Assistant Director for International Students, UC Berkeley Career Center
Executive Administrator, Monti Kids, MEng ‘20