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SIMS career fair

Do you work for a company that is interested in hiring information school students (think: hybrid between tech, social, business) either full-time or for internships. My department is throwing a career fair on April 1. They asked me to suggest companies but i figured it might be useful to ask y’all if you want to hire folks.

For those who don’t know, SIMS has a Master’s program and a PhD program. The Master’s folks tend to be more interested in actually building products and working in tech companies than us pie-in-the-sky PhD folks who just critique the shit out of everything. At the same time, they have a variety of different useful skills – development, business management, ethnography, usability, information organization, etc.

Anyhow, if you want to participate on April 1, let me know and i’ll recommend you to my department. This is a low-key event (i.e. folks interacting not scary huge recruitment kiosks) and is particularly useful for Bay Area local companies.

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3 comments to SIMS career fair

  • some guy

    maybe you should ask Ani DiFranco.

  • GetActive Software, convieninetly located about 8 blocks from campus, is hiring.

    Might be interested. They are pretty straight laced.

  • Hey, I heard you talk at SXSW last week (I and a few hundred other people falling outside the Rule of 150!) and have been passing along tidbits from that session to half the people I see. Great talk. I wish it had been longer.

    But back to the post at hand: I’m currently a student at the iSchool at UT Austin. If you run into any companies hiring for their Austin locations, let me know and I’ll spread the word here.

    Meanwhile, I hear good things about the IA Institute job board and its associated mailing list. And some friends of mine recently launched a job search site called Indeed which appears to kick its noisy competitors’ butts. I’d be curious what other people think of it.