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Building for the future at Tech@City

Over 140 students and 39 employers came together at the annual computer science recruitment fair, Tech@City.

by Matthew Little (Communications Officer)

Tech@City which is organised by The Professional Liaison Unit (PLU) and Department of Computer Science, connects students with industry leading employers like Sky, Open Table, Fujitsu and Gamma, offering information on placements, work experience, graduate jobs and other opportunities.

Marking its third year at City, the careers fair is open to all computer science students.

Hui Zheng, (MSci Data Science), said: “I came here today to find out more about what job opportunities I can expect to be applying for after I graduate and to try and get a head start on my career.

“I have another two years to go on my degree, but I want to start planning for life after university as early as possible and talking with these employers will help me decide on where I want to go.

“These events are so useful for students as the employers come right to our doorstep and we have the chance to talk with the leading companies in the sector that we will all be applying to once we graduate.

“We are able to ask the people who will be interviewing graduates what exactly we need to do in our applications and that knowledge will be invaluable when it comes to getting a job after university.”

Last year, the PLU placed a total of 199 Computer Science students across all schemes including, professional pathway, postgraduate and undergraduate internships.

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