Career Panel: Software Engineering

Discover how you can successfully pursue a career in Software Engineering from professionals at Google, Citadel, Facebook & J.P. Morgan.

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Join us for a new instalment of the Laidlaw Alumni Society Career Panel Series and find out how you can succeed in the Software Engineering industry!

The panel discussion will explore the panellists’ experiences, the Software Engineering industry, and how to get into Software Engineering.

By the end of the panel, you will have learned:

  • Key tips and advice that will help you to create a strong application for a Software Engineering position
  • Which technical and soft skills are currently the most relevant to a career in Software Engineering
  • How COVID-19 affects students looking to pursue a career in Software Engineering and how the industry has been affected in general

Date: Thursday, November 5th, 1pm BST/8am EDT/9pm HKT


The Panellists

GARETH REAKES

Software Engineering Director at Facebook

Gareth has had a varied career, having founded start ups, worked for large traditional companies and now Facebook where he leads engineering for Commerce Opportunities - an area which focuses on making commerce businesses successful. He has been heavily involved in the open source community with Apache and has a keen interest in Diversity and Inclusion in Tech.

OMAR HAQ

Regional Tech Lead, Citadel LLC

Senior engineering leader with a demonstrated history of leading technical teams. Experience working within DevOps, Site Reliability, and Production Engineering. 

CLAIRE MCNAMARA

Student at Trinity College Dublin, Part-Time Researcher at Trinity College Dublin, Laidlaw Scholar

Software Engineering Intern (2020) at Google, London.

ABHIMANYUE SINGH TANWAR

Software Engineering Analyst, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Laidlaw Scholar

I love to code, build things from scratch and I am interested in anything related to tech, entrepreneurship or aviation (yes, I love airplanes :) )

MODERATED BY: JUWON LEE

Laidlaw Scholar at the University of Hong Kong


This event is part of the Laidlaw Alumni Career Panel series.

Each Panel in the series brings together Laidlaw Alums and experienced professionals working in the same field to discuss their sector, and share experiences and tips with Scholars looking to go into their field.

View past sessions into Consulting, Financial Services, Higher Education, and Commercial Law.

Nikol Chen (she/her)

Digital Content Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

Hello! My name is Nikol and I look after the Laidlaw Scholars Network.

I am originally from Kazakhstan and I studied Human Sciences at UCL. My final research explored the potential effects of design on patient wellbeing in hospitals, and I also took modules such as Ethnographic Documentary Filmmaking, Anthropology of the Built Environment, Art in the Public Sphere, and other less interesting-sounding things :)

Drop me a line if you have any questions about the site, or if you'd just like to chat! I am always down to meet interesting people, so let's get [virtual] coffee ☕️

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