UW-Milwaukee: United Way Technology Career Fair for high school students to be held at UWM

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Rebecca Schimke, (414) 263-8125 (office) or (414) 704-8879 (cell), [email protected]; or Julie Walker, (414) 229-5596, [email protected]

MILWAUKEE _ The United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County will hold its annual IT United Technology Career Fair on Tuesday, March 31, at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The fair, which runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., provides an opportunity for high school students who participate in United Way-funded agency partner programs to explore careers in technology.

UWM School of Information Studies students serve as mentors for high school students to help make a connection between high school, college and career. Graduates of UWM’s Information Science and Technology program work in high-demand fields as web and database developers, data analysts, computer network administrators, IT support specialists and social media managers. Students in the program are already highly skilled in information storage, retrieval and management and well-positioned to provide guidance to high school students throughout the day. To learn more about programs offered by UWM’s School of Information Sciences, visit http://www4.uwm.edu/sois/

Students at the fair will interact with innovative technologies during demonstrations and participate in discussions about careers in technology. Discussion topics include project and risk management; mobility and application development; IT infrastructure and security; analytics, statistics and business intelligence; and communication, social media, web and mobile development.

The United Way’s IT United members are information technology professionals who have a desire to make difference in our community through contributions, advocacy and volunteerism. To learn more about IT United please visit: http://www.unitedwaymilwaukee.org/ITUnited

About UWM

As Wisconsin’s only public urban research university, UWM has established an international reputation for excellence in research, community engagement, teaching and entrepreneurism. UWM educates more than 28,000 students on an operating budget of $546 million, an amount that does not include federal financial aid passed through to students. The Princeton Review named UWM a “2015 Best in the Midwest” university based on overall academic excellence and student reviews. An engine for innovation in southeastern Wisconsin, UWM’s economic impact is more than $1.5 billion per year in Wisconsin alone.