Educational Technology

October 28, 2018

Helping Underrepresented Students Score Tomorrow’s Jobs

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:29 am

By Sydney Johnson, EdSurge

“The problem is networking, or lack of networking,” said Glauser. “If you don’t see people who look like you and you don’t have the right connections,” it can be hard to land an interview even if students have training in tech skills. At Techtonica, she said, students are required to attend tech events and start building that network. Judy Lee, an associate professor and department chair at Golden Gate University, shared that students at her institution, many of whom are adult learners, are encouraged to network on campus. “Adjunct faculty are all working in the Bay Area and we encourage students to network with professors first,” said Lee. Panelists then dove into what companies themselves need to do to address bias in their own organization and hiring practices.

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