Graduate’s IT networking event series launched
Nine students from a range of computing courses at our University attended the launch of GradBoss in Leeds city centre on Thursday 18 February, which attracted a total of 22 students from universities across the region.
The students networked with IT industry professionals who shared their experiences of real-life working practices and presented on topics, including software testing, mobile app development and the benefits of developing an online creative portfolio. The students had the opportunity to showcase their skills and previous work to potential future employers.
Jonathan, who graduated from our University in 2006 with a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies, said: “GradBoss is a fantastic opportunity for students to speak with potential employers, ask for advice and gain precious insights into what is expected when going into work straight from university. It is gratifying to be able to help students at the University that taught me so much.”
Lewis Ford, President of the Leeds Beckett University Computing Society and second year BSc (Hons) Business Information Technology student, added: “I thoroughly enjoyed engaging with inspiring IT Directors who shared their experiences with us at GradBoss. It has given me invaluable insights into what the IT world has in store for me outside of university. I would certainly recommend GradBoss to other members of Leeds Beckett CompSoc, and to any students interested in IT.”
Anthony Main, Managing Director at The Distance, a local Yorkshire employer of IT students, commented: “GradBoss was a great chance to network and engage with students who are interested in pursuing a career in IT. As an employer it was enjoyable to be able to share my experiences in IT with young and aspiring computer fanatics and inspire students into working in the tech industry.”
Following the success of the student networking event, Corecom Consulting is set to launch another GradBoss event later this year, providing students with further employment advice, professional networks and increased knowledge of the IT sector.