Advice for Getting a Career in Engineering

JW Player & Uncubed Host Panel Discussion for Aspiring Software Engineers

Engineering Team
Sep 26, 2018 · 2 min read

By David Feinblum, Kim Hart, and Rohit Srinivas

JW Player — in partnership with Uncubed, US Department of Labor, General Assembly, The Software Guild, and LaGuardia Community College — recently hosted an interactive panel discussion at our NYC headquarters with a cohort of junior front-end developers and Java engineers from underrepresented communities.

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Panel moderators Rohit Srinivas and DeQuaina Washington from JW’s Talent Acquisition team introduced the group to company culture and what to expect when pursuing a career in tech, including important skills for applicants and common challenges faced by underrepresented groups. Panelists Dan Ferrer, Kim Hart, David Feinblum, and Alex Halter (all software engineers of varying disciplines) shared stories and advice from their own journeys.

Key takeaways:

The impact of this event was overwhelmingly positive, and many students stuck around post-discussion to network and seek out mentorship opportunities with our panelists. Our engineering team looks forward to a continued partnership with Uncubed as we aim to increase access to education and career coaching for all groups in the tech community.

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