America On Tech and NBCUniversal partnered to host a series of fireside chats for AOT’s Los Angeles Tech Flex Leaders this fall. NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. For these fireside chats, AOT was joined by 4 NBCUniversal professionals who spoke to our LA students about their career journeys and professional insights. In total, 88 Tech Flex Leaders attended the series.
This fall, students in America On Tech’s TECH360 program learned the fundamentals of web design and development from volunteer instructors and software engineers working at technology companies based in NYC. Over the course of 10 weeks, students learned the basics of HTML and CSS, developed their professional skill sets, and explored industry aligned coding tools. For the final project, students were placed in teams of 2-4 and provided a mock business client brief, along with brief lessons about being a technology consultant and pitching / presenting an idea or project. Students developed a website according to a mock small business client brief and each cohort had its own competition to determine a winner. Today we are featuring those winners in our blog!
On December 3, 2020, America On Tech worked with PwC to host our final career day of the fall semester for our Tech Flex Leaders in NYC. During this Career Day, twenty-six Tech Flex Leaders were joined by nineteen PwC professionals for a panel discussion and multiple rounds of speed networking. The panelists came from diverse backgrounds ranging from cybersecurity and intelligent automation to tech audit and systems implementation. PwC is a global network of firms delivering world-class assurance, tax, and consulting services.
America On Tech & Capital One Host Virtual Career Day in NYC as part of Capital One’s Season of Service!
On October 29, 2020, America On Tech joined twelve Capital One employees for an evening of conversation and networking. Beginning with a panel discussion about professional development and breaking into the technology field, students and volunteers were then broken into small groups to discuss further. Before closing out the event, all participants returned to the main session for final reflections. Capital One is an American bank holding company with a suite of technology-aligned careers of interest to our students.
On October 28, 2020, fourteen employees from Mizuho joined our NYC Tech Flex Leaders for an evening of Virtual Speed Networking! Mizuho is a leading financial institution with whom we have had the pleasure of working with over the past year to support our students’ professional growth.
FactSet is a financial data and software company specializing in flexible, open data and software solutions. America On Tech is proud to partner with FactSet and values their support of our programs in NYC as well as in Los Angeles. This October, we hosted TWO Virtual Career Days with FactSet for our students on both coasts. During both events, students networked with technology professionals while learning what they can do to set themselves up for career success.
Host Daren Jaime sits down with the Chief Partnerships and Impact Officer at Robin Hood, Samantha Tweedy, Co-founder & CEO at America on Tech, Jessica Santana, and Co-founder & President at America on Tech, Evin Robinson discussing the Power Fund which funds and elevate nonprofit leaders of color who share Robin Hood’s mission of increasing mobility from poverty. See video interview below.
Robin Hood, NYC’s largest poverty-fighting organization, announced our co-founders, Jessica Santana and Evin Robinson, to its Power Fund’s inaugural cohort of Power Fund Leaders who share Robin Hood’s mission of increasing mobility from poverty. Launched in July, the Power Fund, addresses a critical funding disparity while funding leaders who bring perspective, proximity, and expertise to the fight against poverty
America On Tech announced the appointment of Michelleta Razon, Executive Vice President of Commercial Programs at Mastercard, to its board of directors.
America On Tech has appointed Laurie Becker, President of E.P. Dine, to its Board of Directors.