Updated: Feb 19
On Saturday I got to attend Austin Teshuba’s Think Tank on “UI/UX Design, Software Development, and Product Management. These were all extremely interesting topics and there was a lot of information Austin shared with us. The entire Think Tank was very interesting but there were a couple of parts that stood out to me and that’s what I'm going to be talking about.
Austin attended Ivey Business school at Western, and as someone whose top school is this, it was great to get advice from alumni. He talked about an Ivey Summer program he did and the amount of networking connection he was able to get through them. He also spoke about Ivey as a program and the things he learned from it. The positive and negative, and what we should expect if we are going there.
The next part of the Think Tank that stood out to me was when he talked about resumes and how to create an effective one. He talked about personalizing and insuring that you change your resume every time you apply somewhere to make sure you look like the best fit for the job. He also talked about making sure your resume stands out and that soft skills are just as essential as tangible accomplishments. These are things I had never thought of, and when the Think Tank finished I went and fixed my resume.
The last part of the Think Tank was the coding portion of it. I'm not that good at it so I couldn’t pick up much of it but it was fun to try. We used a programming tool called Arduino which is used by programmers for functions found in everyday technology. He explained the basics of the programing language C++ so we can have a better understanding of circuits.
Overall this Think Tank was very interesting with many different topics being covered. I learned a lot and I am grateful for the opportunity.