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Discussion with Michelle Scheuerman

I DARE You to Say YES! - Tips to Successfully Search for Your First IT Job

Finding the right first job in tech is a frightening prospect. In some respects, the possibilities seem limitless, yet in other respects, the task seems impossible. This discussion will share practical tips and advice about how to effectively say YES and find the right first job in the tech field as well as how to thrive after you start working.

Resources for this Session

Slides
View the slides from Michelle's presentation for the 2021 Virtual Grace Hopper Celebration.
The 5 Strategies
Michelle's 5 strategies of "Saying YES" when searching for your first tech job.

Meet and Connect

Michelle Scheuerman
Michelle W. Scheuerman is Vice President, Strategic Programs for Dev Technology Group, Inc. For 30+ years, Ms. Scheuerman has worked in the IT field, often serving as the “translator” between the client and the technical team to ensure effective communication and productive outcomes. She is passionate about developing and implementing practical IT solutions which support the US Government mission and enable users to secure and support our country. A huge proponent of the concept of “servant leadership,” she considers her first priority each day to be to provide what her teams need to be successful. Prior to joining Dev Technology, she served in multiple roles at HP Enterprise Services (formerly EDS). Additionally, Ms. Scheuerman is an active member of her community, and has focused her volunteer efforts to support children. She is a 15-year PTA volunteer and has served as both President and Treasurer for multiple school PTA organizations, as well as the parent liaison for the renovation of Falls Church High School. She is also an active reader and recently started the Dev Technology leadership book club. Ms. Scheuerman holds a B.A. in Economics and Government from the College of William and Mary. A member of the Project Management Institute, she is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), an Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and has an ITIL Foundations certification.

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