Meet with some of the best tech employers in the UK who are championing gender equality. Boost your skills in interactive workshops and panel sessions and meet leading women in tech who will be sharing application tips, the stories behind their career paths, industry trends and much more.
IT’s not just for the boys! is an all-day virtual event. All of the sessions are interactive and have been thoroughly planned out to give you the best experience, so you will need to attend them all. Click above to register, then you may be invited for a quick chat over the phone before attending the event – we look forward to speaking with you soon!
Who can apply?
- Current female undergraduate/masters students
- Studying a STEM subject at a UK university
- Desire to develop a career in technology
An introduction to the event from targetjobs, which will include a short session highlighting popular career trends and interests from female tech students.
Guest speaker - Hosanna Hali aka @thetechcornr
Hosanna HaliAzure Specialist Microsoft
Hosanna is the founder of The Tech Cornr, a platform she created to help inform, inspire and empower people to pursue a career in tech which has been featured in Business Insider and nominated for awards. Hosanna is also an Azure Specialist at Microsoft, her role involves helping enterprise organisations to digitally transform. Hosanna started her career in the technology space over 3 years ago and since has been using her experience to drive cloud innovation within the public sector.
Graduate Panel Q&A
Students to find out first-hand what their day to day roles entail and how they can follow in their footsteps.
A group session designed for you to showcase your communication, decisiveness, team work and presentation skills.
Opportunities and insights
Speak directly with recruiters to find out their different roles, company cultures, and skills required to succeed.
Your final chance for conversations with each of the employers.
What else do you need to know
What can I expect?
IT’s not just for the boys! is primarily an employability networking event, but you won’t find employers at stands handing out leaflets and reeling off the usual spiel. Instead you’ll be invited to have real conversations with representatives from top organisations, whether they are on the recruitment team, graduate schemes or board of directors and take part in unique interactive session all aimed to help you achieve your dream career!
Is this a fast track to graduate schemes and internships?
Yes and no. Remember this event is primarily an employability networking event, you will get first hand advice from recruiters on what roles they offer, the application process, and gain useful hints and tips of information that is not online in this unique experience. It will then be your responsibility however to follow up on the contacts you speak to and put all the advice you have learnt to complete the applications. In the past it has been known for previous applicants to be fast tracked through an application process, so make sure you update your CV mention that you attended IT’s not just for the boys!
What will I be doing on the day?
We'll group you with other attendees (usually a maximum of 8 per group) to work on team challenges (a great opportunity to showcase team work, decision making and communication skills), facilitate skills sessions with recruiters who’ll offer the inside scoop on application tips, assessment centres and how to create your personal brand so you stand out from the crowd.
Is there a charge for the event?
No, the event is completely free to attend!
Photos and filming
At the event we will be taking photos and videos. These images will be used by targetjobs to share news about this event as well as in promotion of future targetjobs events. Images may be used by targetjobs and event partners in press releases, printed publicity and published on their social media channels or website. They will be stored securely, and we will delete them after they are no longer needed for publicity purposes. If you would prefer not to be photographed please speak to one of the targetjobs team at the event or if you would like us to delete them, please email us as email@example.com at any time.
IT's not just for the boys!
Friday 21 October