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May 2020
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Virginia Tech Online Master of Information Technology Information Session

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The VT-MIT program offers eight optional areas of study (modules) from a variety of industries allowing a student to customize their program; examples include Security, Software Development, Big Data and Health Information Technology. Learn more about Virginia Tech's 100% online Master of Information Technology and our online IT Graduate Certificates.

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Social Media Advertising in Today’s Environment

May 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How do you take advantage of social media advertising at the earliest stages? Join us to learn more. Topics: What the social media advertising landscape looks like right now How early-stage first should think about social media advertising Do's and don'ts of paid advertising Managing social media advertising at the early stages Format: Fireside chat with Chris Franco, Founder & CEO of Woodridge Growth, followed by Q&A.

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Virtual Career Lunch Series w LaToya Joy Westbrooks, Senior UX Researcher at Facebook

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly career conversations with professionals to support those whose careers are impacted by COVID-19 by sharing actionable tools, guidance, and carer advice. This Friday (5/15) at 12pm EST we are joined by LaToya Joy Westbrooks, Senior UX Researcher at Facebook, who will discuss: - UX Research - Growing your personal brand - Balancing your day job and your passion projects - and more.

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Virginia Tech Online Master of Information Technology Information Session

May 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The VT-MIT program offers eight optional areas of study (modules) from a variety of industries allowing a student to customize their program; examples include Security, Software Development, Big Data and Health Information Technology. Learn more about Virginia Tech's 100% online Master of Information Technology and our online IT Graduate Certificates.

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*Virtual* Career Lunch Series w MacKenzie Green, Social Media Director at BET

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly career conversations with professionals to support those whose careers are impacted by COVID-19 by sharing actionable tools, guidance, and carer advice. This Friday (5/22) at 12pm EST we are featuring MacKenzie Green, Social Media Director at BET, who will cover: Networking virtually during the quarantine Navigating a career path in Marketing, And more.

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Data Driven NYC with Jerome Pesenti, Head of AI at Facebook

May 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Our next Data Driven is a live, remote fireside chat with Jerome Pesenti, Head of AI at Facebook. DETAILS: FirstMark's Matt Turck will sit down with Jerome in an intimate hour-long fireside chat where they'll discuss the state of AI and much more. SPEAKER BIO: Jerome Pesenti leads Facebook's AI Research (FAIR) arm. Prior to joining Facebook, Jerome joined IBM to lead the development of its Watson platform after the startup he co-founded, Vivisimo, was acquired by the company in…

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She+ Geeks Out Virtual NYC Job Search Support Night

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a special virtual evening of networking with your fellow New Yorkers in small groups, including a special presentation by Belma McCaffrey, the CEO and Founder of Work Bigger! With the recent events on COVID-19, we're experiencing new levels of uncertainty. We’re already seeing the economic impact of this pandemic and it’s just the beginning. Changes that may happen include hiring freezes due to the negative financial impact many businesses are experiencing. Furthermore, social functions are suspended impacting…

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Virginia Tech Online Master of Information Technology Information Session

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The VT-MIT program offers eight optional areas of study (modules) from a variety of industries allowing a student to customize their program; examples include Security, Software Development, Big Data and Health Information Technology. Learn more about Virginia Tech's 100% online Master of Information Technology and our online IT Graduate Certificates.

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SGO DEI Virtual Meetup: Practicing Allyship as DEI Practitioners and Advocates

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The terms allyship, diversity, equity, and inclusion (‘DEI’) have come under scrutiny due to how we approach and practice them. While we may strive to support people who have been socially marginalized, or dismantle structures that create advantages and disadvantages for certain groups of people, the outcomes do not always align with our intentions. Now more than ever, it is important for us to reflect on our roles and positionalities if we are to create sustainable change. During this month’s…

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Building Teams: Working with Consultants & Freelancers

May 28 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

How do you build your team using consultants and freelancers and manage them? Get answers to these questions and more at this Retail X. Topics: How to think about hiring employees versus using freelancers Best practices in managing consultants and freelancers Managing teams of employees and freelancers remotely ​Format: Fireside chat with Sapna Shah + Claire Humphreys, Co-founder of Wethos, followed by Q&A. This session will be recorded.

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