High school students to learn about tech opportunities at career fair at UWM

An estimated 125 high school students from Milwaukee Public Schools are set to arrive at UWM on Wednesday, Nov. 8, to learn more about career opportunities in technology.

UWM’s School of Information Studies is host for the Technology United Career Fair, which is sponsored by the United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County. The event starts at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the UWM Student Union.

Students will have a chance to visit six stations focusing on various career areas such as software design and development; cyber information security; data analytics and AI, project management and IT infrastructure.

SOIS’ innovative Nonprof-IT, which provides students with hands-on experiences working with nonprofit organizations, will provide a demonstration at one of the stations.

A number of local businesses, including Northwestern Mutual, the Milwaukee Brewers, Baird and MGIC, will be on hand to discuss how their organizations use technology and to answer questions.

Sixty undergraduate SOIS student ambassadors will help out at the six stations and with interactive demonstrations and activities.

This is the first time the Technology United Fair has been held at UWM since before the pandemic.

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