OUTC: Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference 2013

OUTC

Have you ever wondered if technology and Internet companies are good places for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people to work?

What about how comfortable you’d feel being open about your sexual orientation and/or gender identity in a corporate environment?

Have you worried being LGBT could hurt your candidacy or career advancement?

The mission of the Out for Undergraduate Technology Conference is to educate, inspire and place lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender undergraduate students in challenging technical and non-technical positions within Internet and technological companies. The conference helps exceptional LGBT undergraduates develop strategies for managing and leveraging their identity in the workplace. The students have an opportunity to meet junior and senior professionals from across the sponsoring firms and listen and learn from individual professionals’ personal experiences. Additionally, through panels, workshops and demos, students receive an ‘inside’ view on the spectrum of industries that make Silicon Valley a globally recognized center for innovation.

The conference will also serve as a high-impact recruiting pipeline into the tech industry.

The program will help participants:

  • Build fundamental business knowledge crucial to the interview process
  • Polish resume and interview skills
  • Network with LGBT professionals and students from other schools
  • Learn what some of the top tech companies are working on

The Conference will be held on Saturday, February 2 & 3, 2013 at the Facebook campus. Scholarships to cover travel expenses and lodging are available for strong applicants. There will be opportunities to socialize with students from other schools and professionals from sponsoring companies at evening events and a career fair. The conference registration fee includes all conference meals, event memorabilia, and all panels / modules.

OUTC is now accepting applications for the 2013 conference. The application period ends on December 30, 2012.

The application is found here: OUTC 2013 Application.