By Riley Kaminer

Signups are now open for the University of Miami-sponsored Intern Bootcamp and Entry-Level Career Expo

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The University of Miami will be the presenting sponsor of South Florida Tech Hub’s upcoming Intern Bootcamp & Entry-Level Career Expo.

The virtual event will connect South Florida’s top talent to local hiring managers from some of our fastest-growing companies. The University of Miami’s sponsorship of the event enables South Florida Tech Hub to make this event free for members and only $50 for non-members.

“We are excited to be sponsoring the event,” Dr. Maryann Tatum Tobin, the Assistant Dean for Professional Education and Personalized Learning at the University of Miami, told South Florida Tech Hub.

Tobin is passionate about preparing students for the workplace. “My main interest in the internship fair and careers fair is its ability to bring together all the interested organizations doing work that is relevant to our students.” 

She highlighted UM’s recently-launched Data Science master’s degree as an example of a program that is acting as a talent pipeline. “Our program is educating people who will work in the field, so it seemed like a natural fit for us to be involved,” Tobin explained. “We hope to let all of the corporations know that the University of Miami is on the cutting edge in data science.”

“We want to make sure that our students know who’s out there hiring, but also that everyone who’s out there hiring knows that we are here and are preparing some of the top candidates for their positions,” Tobin continued.

This upcoming virtual career expo will be divided into a few different events.

  • All day: Virtual booths where potential applicants can talk to employers. There is a wide range of open jobs including software development, engineering, networking, helpdesk, cybersecurity, quality assurance, digital marketing and more.
  • 10am to 2pm: 15-minute presentations from South Florida hiring companies about their internship programs
  • 3:45pm to 5pm: “Plan Your Future” interactive panel discussion hosted by Path to College, providing students with an insight into a group of careers within the STEM industries. The topic will be “Cloud Engineering & AI Technology.” 

Participating companies include DSS, Carrier, City Furniture, Digital Resource, and Varis. Premier Virtual, a Delray Beach-based startup, will be providing the online platform used for this event.

Talent is top of mind for companies in South Florida, as well as companies that are considering moving to our region. For Tobin, this upcoming event will help put South Florida’s top tech talent on display.

“If you’re a company that’s looking to hire the best and the brightest, they are right here in our backyard,” she said. “I’m hoping that this fair helps to cement South Florida as a tech hub.”

On the flip side, Tobin expects this event to remind students that once they graduate from a South Florida institution, they don’t need to leave: “There’s work here for you.”

The recent boom in South Florida tech is reflected in the interests of the students Tobin interacts with. “I see a lot more students experimenting with tech entrepreneurship than I did two years ago,” she said, highlighting a particular uptick in social entrepreneurship.

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WHAT: Intern Bootcamp & Entry-Level Career Expo

WHEN: Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022 from 9am to 5pm

WHERE: Online

WHO: Students, recent graduates, and some of South Florida’s fastest-growing organizations

WHY: Connect and share job opportunities

HOW: Register here