Friday, Nov 08, 2019 10:00a -
2 Canal Park, First Floor
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141
Business, Lectures & Conferences, Tech, University
Join us on Friday, November 8 for the fourth annual “Breaking Barriers: First-Gens in Tech,” a day-long event for first-gens in the Greater Boston Area interested in learning more about what it really means to work in tech.
Boston is one of the top tech cities in the country, and the tech industry is one of the fastest growing in the US. There are so many job opportunities in tech just waiting to be filled.
After attending our event, you'll know what technical and non-technical roles exist, how to apply for them, and gain tips for landing your first job in tech.
Who is considered “first-generation"? For this event, we consider first-gens to be any person:
• who was not born in the US OR
• whose parents were not born in the US OR
• who is the first in their family to attend college OR
• who is the first in their family to enter the corporate world
Why should you attend?
Our ultimate goal is to provide you with the context, community, and real life examples of other first-gen people doing great things in tech. We will create an opportunity for you to:
• Meet first-generation leaders thriving in Boston’s tech scene
• Hear from first-gen HubSpot employees from different departments about their experiences starting their careers
• Leave with actionable tips and takeaways to help kickstart your career regardless of which career path you choose
Who will benefit most from this event?
You will benefit from this event if you identify as first-generation and are pursuing higher education, continuing education, alternative education, or service year programs, or recently completed one of the following. You are looking to learn about how to break into the tech industry. If you are passionate and curious about the technology industry, you will find value in this event.
Who would not benefit from attending?
If you already have full-time working experience in or are in graduate school/have received post-graduate education, First-Gens in Tech is not for you. This event is intended for those who are unfamiliar with a process you have already gone through. However, check back to our Eventbrite profile or "Like" HubSpot Life on Facebook for networking and professional development opportunities that are a better fit for your level of experience.
We are not able to accommodate school administrators, career counselors, or program managers at this particular event. If you have questions, please email MObleada@hubspot.com
Do I need to attend for the full day?
Yes, please plan to be there for the duration of the event. (Of course, we understand if you cannot stay all day, but there are valuable sessions throughout the day we'd hate for you to miss!)
Do I have to bring my resume?
It's not required, but we will have part of the day dedicated to editing and reformatting resumes. If you're interested in optimizing your resume, please bring it.
What should I bring with me?
Yourself and a readiness to learn about tech! Also, bring the best way you take notes, whether that's pen and paper, a laptop, or a tablet. (We have outlets to stay fully charged.)