Before the ConferenceSome activities at Grace Hopper require preregistration. Don’t worry if you did not sign up for these when you registered. Just log back into the registration system and you can add them. Here are a few that students in particular should sign up for:
- If you’re looking for work:
- upload your resume into the GHC Resume Database and
- schedule an appointment in the Resume Clinic in the registration system.
- Set networking goals, exchange contact information electronically, and receive daily reports on your networking progress.
- After the conference, you'll receive a summary of all your CONNECTions' contact info – no business cards required!
- Join our groups on LinkedIn or Facebook (a great place to look for a GHC roommate!).
- Follow us on Twitter.
- Share GHC photos, videos, notes and blog posts.
Great Sessions for StudentsBefore the conference, check out the program online and plan the sessions you want to attend. There is an overview on the Conference Program page. Look for the CRA-W Career Mentoring panels for undergraduate and graduate students, highlighted in brown, on Wednesday afternoon and the Student Track sessions, highlighted in red-orange, on Thursday and Friday. You will also find a brief description of each session in the more detailed Program Schedule.
Here are a few sessions that might be of particular interest to you as a student:
- The CRA-W Career Mentoring panels begin after lunch on Wednesday:
- For undergraduates, start with CSE is for You: Innovation, Flexibility, and Exciting Opportunities followed by The Road to Graduate School and The Graduate School Experience.
- For graduate students, start with Graduate School Survival Skills, then Networking and Professional Development and Publishing your Research.
- If this is your first Grace Hopper Celebration, or if it has been awhile since you’ve attended, don’t miss our For the Newcomer session from 5:30PM -7:00PM (before the Opening Reception).
- On Thursday and Friday you’ll choose from Student Track sessions – like Mastering the Art of the Technical Interview and The best way: research by undergraduates – and sessions from other tracks in Industry, Academia, Technology and more. Some of our Birds of a Feather sessions will be presented by and for students, e.g., Building A WISE Support Group From Scratch and Baby Loading, Please Wait: Pregnancy, Graduate School, & Computing.
- Between sessions stop and visit our GHC sponsors at their tables, especially if you are looking for a job. Even if you didn't get an interview from submitting your resume to the database, you might get one by stopping and talking to their recruiters. Don't miss this opportunity!
After the ConferenceThe magic words when you get back home are “follow up!” Share any remaining conference notes, photos, videos, etc. that you didn’t upload to the GHC communities during the conference. Go through the business cards you collected and contact information emailed to you from CONNECT, then send those connections Facebook friend requests, LinkedIn invitations, or emails. They’ll be grateful if you assume they met as many people as you did at the conference: Provide hints about how you two connected or subjects you discussed. And remember to watch the Anita Borg Institute e-newsletter for news about Grace Hopper 2010!
What additional suggestions do you have for students attending Grace Hopper?