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Breaking Into Tech - An Informational Session Featuring Duro Co-founder Gabriel Foreman

Overview

Where

65-30 Kissena Blvd
Tech Incubator @ Queens College (CEP Hall 2)
Flushing, NY 11367
United States

When

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Details

In today’s tech job market a college degree is often not enough — additional hands-on experience is required for nearly all full-time positions, and is preferred at the internship level. So how does one gain work experience if even internships require previous experience?

Breaking Into Tech is for anyone interested in a career in tech but unfamiliar with how to get started. Learn what skills employers are looking for, how to gain them, and how to develop an effective personal brand that communicates your value to potential employers. Lecture followed by a Q&A session.

Speaker Bio Gabriel is a Co-Founder of Duro UAS and Duro Workforce, an underwater drone manufacturer and hardware training provider, respectively, and has over a decade of experience in operations and entrepreneurship. He is a lecturer on the topics of urban sustainability, advanced manufacturing, and career development. His goal is to prepare today's students to become the professionals addressing urban challenges of the future.

Duro UAS was the winner of the 2017 American Entrepreneurship Award and counts the US Department of Transportation and Columbia University among its clients. It is a proud industrial partner of the Carnegie Mellon University / Department of Defense Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Institute.

Duro Workforce is a training partner of Duro UAS, the City College of New York and the NYC Department of Education, among others, and boasts a 75% success rate among its Pro trainees, who have gone on to companies including SpaceX, Tesla, Boeing,Intel, and Ford. Gabriel has lectured at Barnard College, the Parsons School of Design, and the City College of New York.

Gabriel is originally from San Francisco and earned his MBA in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business. He has a BA in Political Science from SUNY Purchase College.