TU20 Pitch Yourself Workshop & Speed Pitching Session

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Wed, Jun 3, 2015 | 
Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte
Lower Level, Majestic Room


SESSION OVERVIEW

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 (Was May 27, 2015)

Students rotate through five learning stations related to networking, building their personal profile, and how to find internship opportunities.

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.


 

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 WHO

  • 30 students between 16 - 19 years of age
  • 5+ mentors & professional development coaches
  • 30 employers & Silicon Halton mentors

WHEN

Session 1: Pitch Yourself Workshop

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 7 PM - 10 PM

Session 2: Speed Pitching Session

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 from 7 PM - 10 PM

GET INVOLVED (space is limited)

STUDENTS (max. 30 participants)

  • Are you between 16 and 19 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?

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MENTORS / COACHES

What we need:

  • We’re looking for 5+ energetic, training-focused mentors
  • Each mentor will lead 5 consecutive 25 minute sessions for small groups of students who visit their Learning Station
  • Mentors will attend the second session to observe the students speed pitching, offer feedback and engage in follow-up networking after the speed pitching concludes.

Learning Stations

  1. Creating a standout resume
  2. Using social media to network and market yourself
  3. Developing a 30 second pitch about you
  4. Where and how to find / create internship opportunties
  5. Face-to-Face Networking 101

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EMPLOYERS

What we're looking for:

DEDICATED 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.

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WHERE

Holiday Inn & Suites Oakville @ Bronte
Main Hotel Building, Lower Level
Majestic Room

2525 Wyecroft Rd.
Oakville, Ontario, L6L 6P8

Please note: the events will be held on the lower level of the main hotel building. The events will NOT be held in the conference centre building.

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Silicon Halton is a grassroots high tech community focused on Technology, Community, and Growth