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Tech Under 20 – Skills Workshop and Speed Pitching Event
March 29, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 10:00 pmFree
March 29th and April 5th – This multi-part Silicon Halton event will guide 30 Tech Under 20’s through a series of Learning Stations focused on networking and professional skills, and potentially open them up to internship opportunities in their fields of interest.
Session 1: Pitch Yourself Workshop March 29, 2016
Students rotate through five learning stations related to networking, building their personal profile, and how to find internship opportunities. The learning stations include:
1. Creating a standout resume
2. Self branding (finding your brand)
3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
4. Interviewing skills & mock interviews
5. Face-to-Face Networking 101
Session 2: Speed Pitching Session April 5, 2016
Students practice their newly-developed skills by making their 30 second pitch to 30 potential internship employers and Silicon Halton mentors; each pitch will be followed 90 seconds of Q & A. After the speed pitches, the floor will be opened up for additional networking.
30 students between 15 – 20 years of age
5 – 10 mentors & professional development coaches
30 employers & Silicon Halton mentors