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Future Proofing your career choices in Information Technology

From: 08 Mar 2019 - 13:00 To: 08 Mar 2019 - 14:00

Future Proofing your career choices in Information Technology

To celebrate International Women's Day, the Department of Business Information Systems (BIS) will host an Athena Swan event open to anyone considering a career in IT.

The event will feature guest speaker Jean O’Donnell, the Technology Engagement Lead for AIB. 

  Date   Friday 8 March 2019          
  Time   1:00 - 2:00 pm
  Venue   Launchpad Creative Zone, Boole Library, UCC

This session will be of particular interest to recent graduates and anyone interested in pursuing a career in IT.   

Topics that will be explored include:

  •  career progression for graduates
  • the variety of IT related jobs available to graduates
  • insight into the range of IT skills currently sought by employers in Ireland.

Light refreshments will be provided.   All welcome to attend

 

About Athena Swan

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in higher education. The Charter aims to address gender imbalances in STEMM disciplines, based on the belief that endeavours in these fields will be enriched when they can benefit from the talent of the whole population, and when barriers to progress in academic careers are removed. 

The charter was expanded in May 2015 in the UK to recognise work undertaken in arts, humanities, social sciences, business and law (AHSSBL), and in professional and support roles, and for trans staff and students. The charter now recognises work undertaken to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women. Find out more on here