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ICT Summit: HFA in Tech

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Liberal arts skillsets such as writing, visual creativity, and big-picture thinking, are becoming the most sought-after skills in the hiring world, and especially in tech fields. In 2013, the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 93% of employers stated “a demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly, and solve complex problems is important.” There is a clear need and demand for liberal arts backgrounds in today’s technology workforce.

In collaboration with the Information Technology (IT) Program and in conjunction with the ICT Summit, the College of Humanities and Fine Arts presents 'HFA in Tech.' This panel and alumni mixer features prominent HFA alumni with careers in technology. Learn why studying the humanities and arts can benefit a robust technology-based career.

If you are a non-STEM major interested in the possibility of a career in a tech-oriented field, or major in a STEM field but are interested in how augmenting your degree with courses in the humanities and arts could benefit you after graduation, please consider attending this event. Registration is encouraged and ALL MAJORS are welcome.  

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(Please note, to register for the HFA in Tech Event, you do not have to register for the entire ICT Summit)


Alumni Panelists:

Judah Phillips '97, English & Communications: Founder/President | Squark
Gabrielle Capolupo '86, Theater: Senior Director | Juniper Networks
Kristen Forscher '18, English & IT: Technical Writer | Brooks Automation
Drew Hammond '86, English: Tech Solution Architect | IBM
Thomas Novembre '93, Art History & French: Global VP of Sales | Velocity Made Good
Jill Roberts '83, Art History: IT Project Manager | Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture
Rebecca Tarr Thomas '10, English: Aquisitions Editor | Adams Media
Rachel Halpern, '14, English: Content Strategist | Facebook
Jamal Coleman, Art: Senior FX Artist | Big Huge Games
Kamal Hatami, Art: Lead Artist | Standing Stone Games