May 2016 Skill Workshop & Speed Pitching Event

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

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 (presenting your brand)
    3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
    4. Interviewing skills & mock interviews
    5. Social media networking

Session 2: Speed Pitching Session

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.

WHO

30 students between 15 - 20 years of age
5 - 10 mentors & professional development coaches
30 employers & Silicon Halton mentors

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STUDENTS (max. 30 participants)


Are you between 15 and 20 years of age?

Do you live or study in Halton Region?

Are you focused on a career in ICT (information & communication technology), engineering, programming, project management, entrepreneurship, business development, marketing, design, business administration, customer or technical support?

Are you interested improving your networking and professional skills, AND the opportunity to pitch yourself as a future intern with ICT companies in Halton?

Sign up for this event to build up your professional network and practice the networking and professional skills you need in order to find jobs, internships, mentorship… and more! You may even earn an internship opportunity out of this!

Student sign up!

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MENTORS / COACHES


We’re looking for 5 - 10 energetic, training-focused mentors in from a technology or business related profession.
Pairs of mentors will lead 5 consecutive 25 minute workshops for small groups of students who visit their Learning Station.

Learning Stations
1. Creating a standout resume
2. Self branding (presenting your brand)
3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
4. Interviewing skills & mock interviews
5. Social media networking

Mentor sign up!

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EMPLOYERS


We’re looking for 30 small, medium & large employers and startups who are interested in helping TU20’s gain experience pitching themselves and networking face-to-face.

Guidance & Insights:
Each employer will listen to all 30 pitches individually, then spend 90 seconds in rapid Q & A with each student

Real Internship Positions (where possible):
One of the goals of this event is to place a number of students in short or long-term, full or part-time internships in the region; however, if you don’t have a current opportunity to offer, you’re still welcome to participate.

Employer sign up!