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Why Should We Hire You?. Session 6F 2013 Hi-Tec Conference Austin, Texas. About BATEC. Center of Excellence … Computing & Information Technology … NSF Sponsored, based at University of Massachusetts … National ATE Center (MPICT, CSN, CCC, Boston) Scope of Activities

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why should we hire you

Why Should We Hire You?

Session 6F 2013

Hi-Tec Conference Austin, Texas

about batec
  • Center of Excellence

… Computing & Information Technology

… NSF Sponsored, based at University of Massachusetts

… National ATE Center (MPICT, CSN, CCC, Boston)

  • Scope of Activities

… Authentic Curriculum Development

… Engaging Outreach Programs

… Actionable Research

why should we hire you1
Why Should We Hire You?
  • This session is about STUDENT PREPARATION



... for STUDENTS seeking INTERNSHIPS or


  • This session offers educational guidance to

… academic faculty, and career center professionals.

the batec employability skills seminar
The BATEC Employability Skills Seminar
  • Curriculum and Supporting Materials

… Six hours of classroom preparation

… Pre-employment professional skills

… Lesson Plans, handouts, websites, tools, exercises

  • Three Modules
    • 1A/1B/1C: Who are you (Self Assessment)
    • 2A: Where do you want to go (Career / Job Selection)
    • 3A/3B: How do I make this happen (Getting Hired)
module one who are you
Module One: Who Are You?
  • Self Assessment
    • Academic Experience
    • Project Portfolio
    • Personality Tests (Meyers-Briggs, Focus II)
    • Interest Inventory
    • Appearance & First Impression
    • Digital Imprint (Facebook, Linked-In)
    • Professional Resume
    • Cover Letter
    • Elevator Pitch
module two who do you want to be
Module Two: Who Do You Want to Be?
  • Career / Job Exploration
    • Industry / Company / Job Research
    • Identification of References & Mentors
    • Solicitation of Recommendations
    • Creating a Professional Network
    • Elevator Pitch(Revised)
module three how do i make this happen
Module Three: How do I make this Happen?
  • Getting that 1st Professional Experience
    • Identification of Key Websites
    • Attending 1st Industry Event
    • Effectively Supporting the Elevator Pitch
    • Mock Interviews
    • Managing the Recommendation Process
    • Professional & Diligent Follow Up
how do i access this
How do I access this?
  • Today
    • Leave a business card
    • Send an email (lou.piazza@umb.edu)
  • September
    • www.batec.org
thank you

Thank You

Lou Piazza, Director – BATEC Grant Dimitri Linde – Outreach Coordinator

University of Massachusetts, Boston BATEC Center for Computing & Information Technology


about batec1
  • Broadening Advanced Technological Education Connections (BATEC) a National Science Foundation-funded Center of Excellence for IT Education, is dedicated to the complex mission of developing career-focused pathways to high-technology education and practical work experience for motivated, typically underserved high school, community college and university students in four urban regions – Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and Las Vegas. These four regions feature a high demand for skilled labor coupled with great opportunities for building new connections in skills-training and workforce development. Learn more about BATEC at www.batec.org
  • This material is based on work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant Numbers DUE 1104145, CNS 0939089, CNS 0837739, DUE 0302912, DUE 0703097, CCF 0722237, and CNS 0634412. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the National Science Foundation.