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Meet A Mentor - University College London

Meet a Mentor at University College London

Have you always wondered what you want to do when you graduate?
Are you worried about all the talk of grads finding it hard to find work and what it will mean for you?
Do you want to know the difference between working in a bank, a gaming company or a startup?
What technology should you specialise in? Java, Ruby or any of the other countless programming languages?

Now is the chance to find out. You may well have heard the buzz about the Meet a Mentor events - this is our fifth event open to all students.

This is a chance for you to meet a variety of senior developers currently working in the industry; you will get a chance to listen to their stories and even ask them questions. It will be a 'speed dating' style event in groups of 5-8 with each mentor having 10-15 minutes to tell their story and share their experiences in the industry. We have an amazing line up on presenters, everything from startups to the financial and media industrys, open source enthusiasts, senior developers, entrepreneurs and CTOs. You will also find an experienced recruiter who will be able give you advice and answer your questions regarding your career options, the software industry, job applications and different job positions.

Sign up now to be guaranteed a place at this event.

Directions and location information:

Venue: University College London - The evening will take place in 3 rooms (Roberts 110, Roberts 105a, Roberts 105b). They are all on the first floor.

The best entrance to access the rooms is the Roberts Building, Malet Place, off Torrington Place (opposite the big Waterstone’s), WC1E 7JE. http://www.ucl.ac.uk/locations/ucl-maps/ucl-bloomsbury-campus-map

Tube: Russell Square – Piccadilly Line, King’s Cross St Pancras - Northern (Bank Branch),  Piccadilly,  Victoria,  Hammersmith & City,  Circle,  and Metropolitan Lines, Euston – Northern (Charing Cross and Bank Branches),  and Victoria Lines, Goodge Street – Northern Line

After the event: We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' -3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion. http://www.ibishotel.com/gb/hotel-0921-ibis-london-euston-st-pancras/location.shtml

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  • Anji C.

    Hi all, If you enjoyed this Meet a Mentor evening, we have set up another one next Tuesday (4/12) at Middlesex Uni. We have totally different mentors along so come along and ask any questions you didn't ask the first time http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/92001002/

    Please pass on to anyone else you feel may be interested in attending.

    Thanks,

    Anj

    November 30, 2012

  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this Meet A Mentor evening, we have set up another one for Tuesday 27th November at UCL. We have totally different mentors along so come along and ask any questions you didn't ask the first time: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/90504962/

    November 15, 2012

  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this MaM event, we have set up another one for 7/11 at Queen Mary, University of London. We have totally different mentors along so come along and ask any questions you didn't ask the first time: http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/87362622/

    November 1, 2012

  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this Meet A Mentor evening, we have set up another one at King's College London on 30th October @18:30. We have totally different mentors along so come along and ask any questions you didn't ask the first time http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/82925052/

    October 10, 2012

  • nicola m.

    I have received a great blog from Abdul Akhnaten, a recent Grad I, which sums the event up nicely, please check it out http://recursivedrops.blogspot.co.uk/

    September 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first event but it was cool sharing experiences with similarly focused people.

    September 24, 2012

  • Anji C.

    If you enjoyed this event, we have set up another one for Weds 3rd Oct at Queen Mary, University of London. We have totally different mentors along so come along and ask any questions you didn't ask the first time http://www.meetup.com/grad-dc/events/82201742/

    September 24, 2012

  • Sadruddin 'Sunny' J.

    Very useful event, mentors extremely helpful

    September 21, 2012

  • Richard C.

    I think I have enjoyed this one the most. While I try to give the best advice I can, its great to listen to the other mentors too. Its great to see how the interaction of different professionals with different backgrounds can completely change the mix of questions and the interaction of the students.

    September 21, 2012

  • Bri M.

    Great group to get to know. Really enjoyed it!

    September 20, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Also confirmed: Joel Horowitz is a PhD in Mathematics who has been coding since he was 15 years old. He became serious 10 years later when he started working in a bank as a quantitative analyst. His centers of interest in programming are: numerical computing / automated document creation / GUI development / fast development using scripting languages (python) / web programming.

    September 19, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Confirmed Mentors:

    Alex Florescu studied Computer Science at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he received a "magna cum laude" Bachelor of Science in 2010 and a Masters of Science in 2011. , Alex has done research with a focus on "end-to-end verifiable voting systems" and accessible voting systems. During his university years, Alex was also a participant and later a coach for the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest. , Alex now works as a software developer for Goldman Sachs. You can follow his ramblings on his blog at www.florescu.org or on twitter @flor3scu.

    Also Simon Maple, Joel Horowitz, Dan Hamilton and Alan Parkinson (bios to follow soon)..

    September 14, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Confirmed Mentors:

    Paul Shannon - An enthusiastic, opinionated Agile Software Craftsman and Senior Developer from 7digital who hopes he can help show undergraduates that software development is an interesting, rewarding and enjoyable career. He has run TDD workshops and lectures at universities before and has given talks at agile events in the UK and Scandinavia. Paul has also published two papers on Lean Software Development and XP, and set up a successful Agile User Group in Stafford.

    Lim Sim was a developer and consultant but now Lim is a tester and is passionate about automation and improving quality. To keep things, interesting Lim also develops Android applications and provides test, consulting services.

    More to follow ASAP..

    September 11, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi Jean, Recent grads are definitely welcome, it's equally as relevant so do come along and feel free to bring a few friends. Let me know if you have any further questions.

    July 31, 2012

    • Jean

      Fantastic! And thanks!

      August 2, 2012

  • Jean

    recent grads welcome?

    1 · July 26, 2012

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