CIS Seminar-TDodds041714

Thursday, April 17, 2014 -
11:00am to 12:00pm

"What it Takes to Get a Job With 'The Big Techs'!"

Thomas P. Dodds, Executive IT Consultant

This talk takes place in Lecture Hall 139 in Mishoe Science Center North between 11 a.m. and 12 p.m.. 

Attention will be shown to the characteristics that are needed to get hired by big technology companies like Microsoft and Apple.  The interview process will be discussed as well as what the expectations are in the first 90 days.  The talk will also cover the various opportunities available and the challenges that are often encountered. A discussion on handling failure and defining success will also be included.

About the Speaker

For over 25 years, Tom Dodds has been a part of the transformational changes that have shaped the global computing and IT Industry. Professionally, Tom has held a variety of roles including:  Partner in a technology start-up, vice president of an international Microsoft consulting partner and regional managing consultant for Microsoft. He is the co-author of the Active Directory, Internet Data Center and External Security Design in the “Notes from the Field” series of books from Microsoft Press. Tom Dodds received his B.S. in Computer Science from California State University at Fullerton and his MBA from Penn State University. Tom is also currently pursuing his Doctorate of Business Administration at Wilmington University.

CIS majors encouraged to attend but open to the public.

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