Microsoft Info Session

Information Session | October 31 | 6-8 p.m. | 120B Bechtel Engineering Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The SDE job market is continually picking up, but workers are still increasingly jumping ship. PayScale did a survey to identify US companies with the highest and lowest employee tenure, out of the Fortune 500 list. The overall average that they came up with was 3.68 years. Compared to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' report released in January of 2012, the average dropped with 1 year, from 4.6 years. You owe it to yourself to attend this session and develop a strategy to find the right company for you right now.

In this session, participants will be provided a plan of action to help them identify what is most important for them in a job right now, as well as techniques to determine if target companies and opportunities align with their long term wants and needs.

Through a combination of discussion, real world examples, and hands-on activities, participants will pick up new techniques to learn about work environments (start up, large company, tech, financial, etc., and develop an appropriate plan of action and decision making techniques.

We encourage this to be a collaborative discussion and leverage tools to create a network of engagement. If you’re looking for a lecture, this isn’t it. If you’re looking to be empowered to take action in your life when faced with difficult decisions and situations, or want to gain some tools to help others through these situations, then join us!

 xrg@eecs.berkeley.edu