WCC Hosts IT Career Fair

Published on Sep 24, 2014 10:25am

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Designed to help job seekers with information technology opportunities – the Washtenaw Community College Career Services department is holding a career fair specific to the information technology industry in the Morris Lawrence building on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Hiring managers from a wide variety of companies will be in attendance including:

  • Barracuda Networks
  • BPI Information Systems
  • Camis USA
  • Cybertech
  • Foresee by Answers
  • GDI Infotech
  • Ignite XDS
  • Innovative Network Solutions
  • Masco Cabinetry
  • New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
  • Recruitment Management Consultants LLC
  • Robert Half Technology
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Total Solutions Inc.
  • UltraLevel, Inc.
  • Universal Marketing Group
  • VC Web Design

WCC's Information Technology programs prepare students for employment within areas such as networking, installation, network security, configuration, hardware, operating systems, computer security, information systems management, programming and more.

WCC has a long tradition of preparing students for careers in IT. The College's labs have state-of-the-art software and hardware allowing students to gain the hands-on experience necessary to succeed in entry to mid-level IT jobs. Many of its programs concurrently prepare students to sit for industry recognized certification tests and to successfully transfer to four-year degree programs. Core programs in Linux/Unix Systems, computer networking, MS Windows systems, computer programming in C++ or Java, and web database programming offer students a range of career options. Students can elect to expand their expertise by earning multiple certificates while pursuing a degree.

The career fair will offer an opportunity for employers and job seekers to connect in-person, as a way to augment a job seeker's online job search.

Job seekers are encouraged to dress professionally, conduct research of employers before attendance, and bring multiple copies of their resume.

Examples of jobs that fall under the information technology industry include:

  • IT Helpdesk
  • Programmer
  • IT Technician
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Web Coder
  • Software Developer
  • Linux and Windows Systems Administrators

Skills currently in high demand include expertise in .Net and Java, Linux/UNIX, programming and development.

Employers can register online. The cost is $40 and includes lunch, a table and 2 chairs, Wi-Fi access and table linens.

Student & job seeker registration: Free to attend, pre-registration requested. Register online.