SOLIDitech was honoured to be invited to another #BreakTheRules, hosted by the UCT Developer Society (UCT Developersoc) on Saturday, 14 September 2019 at The New Lecture Theatre on UCT’s Upper Campus. The bi-annual event provides an opportunity for selected companies to present and engage with students, around their respective internships and work opportunities in the Computer Science field.
Our team for the day included our CEO, Marketing team, Scrum Manager and a Software Engineer, this ensured there was someone to answer any question thrown our way.
Once settled in, set up, fed and caffeinated, our team proceeded to the presentations portion of the event, where Manuel De Jesus, our CEO, discussed how SOLIDitech has helped ISPs drive the fibre revolution; improving accessibility and reducing costs, and how Software Engineers need to have a business understanding, rather than just technical coding knowledge – in order to add value to a business solution.
After each company presented, the students had an opportunity to visit each respective company’s stand and engage one-on-one with company representatives. Students were definitely eager to know more about the SOLIDitech Work Experience Program and job opportunities for graduates.
For this round of #BreakTheRules, we ran a competition in conjunction with our newly launched career-focused Instagram account @syd.from.solid. Follow us to keep up to date with everything career-related at SOLIDitech. The highly coveted prize was a Lego All Terrain Remote Controlled Tow Truck.
In order to enter the competition, students had to follow us on Instagram and complete an online form. Before the end of the day, we did the lucky draw, announcing the winner on Instagram. Congratulations to our lucky winner, James Rasekoala! (pictured below). James is a final year Bsc Computer Science student and we wish him all the best with his final exams (and lego building).
All in all, we think the day went really well (potential bias noted). We had the opportunity to present to a keen audience on who we are and what we do. We engaged one-one-one with students, answering work and industry-related questions. And of course, we got to scope out talent for the next round of SOLID Interns!
Congratulations to the UCT Developer Society for another successful event. Thanks to all the students that attended – anyone willing to wake up early on a Saturday morning to learn about work opportunities is worth speaking to!
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