In January, five WiTT Board members were the guest speakers at MTSU’s Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) meeting. Panelists gave their insight, guidance and perspective on various important topics in the tech Industry.
The discussion included advice for bridging the gender gap, most important skills for a recent graduate, how to challenge yourself and keep your enthusiasm for your career alive, and many more excellent questions submitted by the students.
The students had a lot of great questions and were very engaged with and appreciative of hearing our stories. We were amazed that the room filled to capacity with standing room only!Here’s what Holly Yasui, Vice President for AITP chapter, said of the event:
"I just want to say a huge thank you from AITP and me personally! You guys did amazing, as I knew you would. I have already had students come, and tell me how much they enjoyed it. Students have cited things all of you said that has inspired them, or challenged them in some way. [One of the students] told me that listening to all of you inspired him, and helped him see that he too has something to offer not just the IT community, but the world."
We will continue to partner with MTSU wherever they need us and look forward to more engagement opportunities where we can help inspire both female and male students.