by Taylor St Clair
While it seems like October is forever away, once the fall quarter gets rolling, time simply zips by. Before you know it, it’s December and recruiting jitters are suddenly a very real thing! The purpose of this post is to quell a few of those anxieties and give you a roadmap of AnderTech programming, as well as a general recruiting timeline, during the fall. The club is here to support you throughout the recruiting process. We promise to make sure you are ready to knock interview season out of the park!
Some of these dates, especially for case competitions, are subject to change. Don’t worry, we will keep you fully informed along the way.
Thursday, 9/27: First Year Club Fair- This on-campus fair will feature all the clubs offered at Anderson. You can get information, swag, and sign-up for the club in person. If you haven’t officially joined AnderTech yet through CampusGroups, stop by our booth to join, grab some swag, and say hi! We will be sending out membership information a few weeks before the fair, so keep an eye out.
Monday, 10/1: Etiquette Night- All professional clubs are joining forces for this required professionalism and etiquette training session.
Tuesday, 10/9, 7:00-9:00PM: AnderTech Kick-Off Night- Headlined by a special guest speaker from AT&T, join fellow AnderTech members for a spectacular introduction to AnderTech! Drinks and food will be provided, and many second-year members will be in attendance to answer any questions you may have about the club or Anderson as a whole.
IPT: Interview Preparation Teams, Three Mandatory Workshops
IPT Session 1: Wednesday, 10/10 5:30-7:30PM
IPT Session 2: Thursday, 10/18 5:00-7:00PM
IPT Session 3: Wednesday, 10/24 5:00-7:00PM
Organized by four second-year leaders, these required sessions launch our formal recruiting and interviewing preparation series. Each session will cover a different aspect of the recruiting process, and attendance is mandatory if you plan to participate in the small-group interview prep teams. Small-Group IPT begins in November and continues through interview season in January/February.
Thursday, 10/25, 5:30-7:30PM: Speed Informationals with 2nd Years- Learn from Second Year AnderTech members about their recruiting experiences, internship roles, and tips for interviewing success.
DOJ Week (Seattle & SF/Silicon Valley): 10/29-11/2- You’ll learn a lot more about DOJ Week and the Seattle/ SF Tech Treks in the coming months, but this week provides first-year students with the opportunity to visit a wide variety of companies, as selected through a bidding process, in the technology industry. The purpose of these excursions is to get a real feel for company culture and lifestyle, and determine which companies may be the best fit for you for the summer and full-time. This will not be focused on recruiting, but can guide your company selection decisions.
Tuesday, 11/13, 7:00-10:00PM: Career Night- One of AnderTech’s biggest fall events, Career Night provides first years the opportunity to meet with representatives from 20+ technology companies. The event features round-table discussions throughout the evening, as well as a networking happy hour.
Thursday, 11/29, 7:00-9:00PM: Beyond Campus Recruiting Panel- While many Anderson students utilize on-campus recruiting resources to find internships for the summer, understanding how to navigate the “Beyond Campus Recruiting” landscape is can be helpful in landing summer or school-year internships. You’ll hear from second years regarding their approaches to identifying and engaging with target companies to secure internship opportunities.
Sunday, 12/2: NEW AnderTech Minimum Viable Product Competition- This is a brand new AnderTech initiative this year. This competition pairs teams of Anderson students with Computer Science students to build and launch a minimum viable product. You’ll receive more in-depth information regarding the required workshops and networking sessions later this summer, but this competition will provide a phenomenal, unique opportunity to own a product and work cross-functionally Plus, will provide you with great topics to highlight during interviews!
Case Competitions- Dates Tentative
AT&T, Friday, 10/12
Microsoft, Friday, 10/19
Cisco, Friday, 10/26
General Recruiting Timeline
October: Company Visits to Campus Begin
October: IPT Sessions Begin
November: Tech Treks to Seattle and SF
November: Small Group IPT Begins
November/ December: Resume and Cover Letter Drops Begin
December: Continue networking/ interview prep
January: On-Campus Interviews Begin, right after Winter Break!
I hope you enjoyed this outline of the awesome recruiting-related events we have planned for this fall. Of course, we will have many other events focused on alumni engagement, club socializing, and interesting technology experiences- so get ready! The fall quarter is undeniably busy, but we are here to make it as fun, and as helpful, as possible.