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Welcome to the tech & design community! Whether you are a creative genius or an all-star programmer, this community focuses on the implementation of skill-sets anchored in visual design, interactivity, technology, user experience, visual communication and creativity. Do you enjoy working with data, problem solving, and analytics? This community is for you! Do you enjoy communicating visually through various forms of artistic expression? Look no further! This community has YOU written all over it!
You may wonder why you should join this community. Despite the fact that Lorne and Jameson are awesome (seriously - come see us in the Career Center; we are cool), this community connects a group of people who share a common interest in technology or design. We have staff, faculty, employers, and alumni who are eager to help you succeed. You will be able to develop and build professional skills with guidance from industry experts, alumni, and employers in your chosen field of interest. Our community emphasizes peer learning and shared knowledge to inspire excitement about career development and ideas of the future. We need innovators now more than ever, are you up for the challenge?
Lorne Bobren, Career Advisor,
Maaz Bin Aftab, Career Ambassador
Jameson DixonAssistant Director, Employer Engagement
Areas of interest in this field range widely from graphic design, social media and web development to cybersecurity, software development and data science. Skills required to be successful in these areas include strong communication, project management, problem solving, writing skills, and creative thinking. As the world continues to change and technology continues to advance, there has never been a better time to explore the possibilities in this field.
Data analytics is the process of examining data sets in order to draw conclusions about the information they contain, increasingly with the aid of specialized systems and software. Data analytics technologies and techniques are widely used in commercial industries to enable organizations to make more-informed business decisions and by scientists and researchers to verify or disprove scientific models, theories and hypotheses.
Your love of color, artistic eye and impeccable sense of style cause people to label you a creative person—and you wear that label well. It’s a label you embrace as you enjoy expressing your creativity and making things visually appealing. But what if we told you there was a way to exercise your creativity full time instead of just on the side? Better yet, what if you could get paid to be creative on a daily basis? The truth is there’s a wide array of creative careers where people just like you can thrive.
Information management is the collection and management of information from one or more sources and the distribution of that information to one or more audiences. This sometimes involves those who have a stake in, or a right to that information. The organizational structure must be capable of managing this information throughout the information lifecycle regardless of source or format (data, paper documents, electronic documents, audio, social business, video, etc.) for delivery through multiple channels that may include cell phones and web interfaces. Given these criteria, we can then say that the focus of IM is the ability of organizations to capture, manage, preserve, store and deliver the right information to the right people at the right time.
The term network security refers to protecting your digital assets (computer systems, programs, and information) from intrusion, destruction, theft, modification, or misuse. Network security can be made up of hardware devices, specialized software, physical security (i.e. locked computer rooms), and rules for people to follow. Just like securing your home, a network security system must protect against threats from the outside and deal with intruders if they make it inside.
Developers are at the forefront of the digital age. The websites we browse, the gifts we order and the news we peruse online are all made possible by the developers who design, build and implement websites, applications and software. They are heavily involved in website and app creation, from helping design aesthetic properties such as layout and color, to technical considerations such as how to design a website to handle a given amount of Internet traffic.
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