Code the Classic Career Expo

This is a past event.

Join TechBirmingham for our annual Code the Classic Career Expo. 

In the past four years TechBirmingham has hosted the Code the Classic Tech Career Expo to welcome top talent from regional universities to Birmingham in conjunction with the Magic City Classic – one of the nation’s largest HBCU classic football games. Many employers report that this event is helpful for recruiting entry-level talent for internship and co-op opportunities , but also expressed interest in connecting with more experienced talent. We have since expanded the program to include job seekers with 3+years of experience.

Once again we are partnering with The Yard, launched in 2019, visioned with Mayor Stephen Benjamin, past President of the US Conference of Mayors, as a vehicle to meet the challenge of innovation, inclusion, and infrastructure across the US. In the past two years, The YARD has awarded six Universities $250K in scholarships, grants, internships, and innovation hub installations in 2019 and entered 2020 with additional scaled commitments in a three-year commitment from Vulcan Materials Company. Our THINK BIG NOW innovation challenge, powered by Vulcan Materials Company, is giving away $100K in internships and scholarships to students with big ideas for improving HBCU campuses and communities.

To ensure that companies make a meaningful connection with potential talent, we have returned to conducting our Career Fair in-person hosted at Innovation Depot with standard Covid precautions in place.

Student Criteria:

  • Student/Entry-level candidate from underrepresented minority, which includes Women, African Americans, Hispanics, Veterans, and first-generation college students (this event is open to non-minority students who desire to attend as well)
  • Pursuing a tech-related degree or interested in tech training opportunities (Computer Science, MIS, IS, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and CIS)
  • College sophomore, junior or senior with a 2.75 GPA or higher
  • Recent alumni or professional with less than 3 years of experience
  • Experienced professional with 3+ years of experience
  • Business casual attire and several copies of your professional resume is required for the event

What to Expect:

  • Learn about tech internship and job opportunities available in Birmingham
  • Face-to-face interaction with hiring managers and company recruiters
  • Learn from employers what it takes to land the job

Friday, October 29, 2021 at 9:00am to 2:00pm

Innovation Depot
1500 1st Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203

Event Type

Workshop/Educational

Topic

Career & Professional Development

Target Audience

Current Students

Department
Career Center
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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.