Early Career Skills

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After you graduate you’re focused on getting a job, but what happens after you’re hired? While the hope is that everything will go perfectly the reality is it won’t. Instead, your first year will be filled with highs and lows. Learn tips and traps from those who have gone before you.

Alexis Hancock will address code-switching, specifically the bullshit phrases white people who gate keep use to pacify your requests for promotion, make you stressed out, or completely gaslight your concerns, and will provide a few phrases she learned to circumvent in her career as a software engineer. A self-described country and city hybrid and coding misfit, Alexis has spent most of her life tinkering, leading to her career in technology of five years.

Eboni Freeman will provide¬†interpersonal and professional tips for bringing up, joking about, and collaboratively solving accommodations challenges for all. She is a senior at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and will join Google as a full-time employee this fall.

Nicolette Chambers will provide new developers with a tool kit to help them navigate their first year as a junior software engineer. Attendees will learn how to find mentors in the workplace, prepare for their first performance review, deal with the weight of perfectionism, and balance learning with self care. Nicolette is a full stack engineer at Thoughtworks, a technical consultancy, where she helps to build custom software solutions for a variety of different clients.