FIU students and alumni will have the opportunity to showcase their tech talent in front of local technology recruiters today at the inaugural Venture Miami Tech Hiring Fair. Employers are seeking to fill more than 1,100 positions at 30-plus tech companies.
The event—organized by Miami Mayor Francis Suarez's Venture Miami initiative dedicated to growing the city's technology and innovation sector —will run from 4 – 7 p.m. at Miami Dade College’s Wolfson Campus.
At the event, Panthers interested in moving the needle for #MiamiTech can network and engage with some of the nation’s top institutions and organizations – with some hiring on the spot.
“FIU’s talented pool of students and alumni are committed to real innovation and creation, especially with the future of tech,” said FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg, who will be at the fair alongside FIU’s Career and Talent Development and the Talent Development Network. “We are proud to collaborate with this outstanding lineup of institutions and organizations and participate in such a pivotal movement for our Miami while continuing to train Miami’s future leaders in tech.”
A leading educator of tech professionals in Florida, FIU is posed to graduate the next generation of industry leaders in Miami. The university's chapter of the student organization Upsilon Pi Epsilon is responsible for the largest hackathon in Florida —ShellHacks. Every year the organization hosts nearly 1,000 students from across the nation to create innovative projects for social good, learn the latest technologies in engineering and connect with industry mentors from top-tech companies.
The Venture Miami Tech Hiring Fair is a collaboration between FIU, Mayor Suarez's Venture Miami, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, Miami Dade College; the University of Miami, the Talent Development Network, Florida Memorial University, and other organizations.
Venture Miami, the task force created to help fulfill Mayor Suarez’s vision of Miami as a tech hub, brings together experts in technology, innovation, higher education and entrepreneurship — including Office of Engagement’s Vice President Saif Ishoof.
The fair is free and open to the public. Job seekers should come ready for on-site interviews and on-the-spot hiring. Interested participants are highly encouraged to pre-register, but walk-ups are always welcome.