Information Solutions Career Exploration

Put yourself on the path to achieving your information solutions career goals. Learn about roles such as software developer, graphic designer, interior designer, computer user support specialist, journalist, web designer and developer, and photographer/videographer.

Explore the opportunities listed below, when you find the career exploration event you'd like to attend, write down its name so it is handy when you fill out your application.

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Career Exploration Experiences

Do you like Art or Science?  Do you like solving problems or using technology such as virtual reality? Do you like making a positive impact on the community?  If so, this job shadow is for you!  Explore architecture and design careers including architect, digital media manager, and interior designer. Held February 2023.

Join Infrastructure Technology Solutions (ITS) for an overview of careers, facility tour, and workforce needs.  Featured roles and topics include: IT Security – products and tools for monitoring and managing machines and users; CTO/CIO – Methods of performing CTO/CIO duties as a contracted partner and as an internal employee; Physical SecurityVideo Surveillance and Door Access Control – products, technologies and integrations; Network Engineering and Installation, with an emphasis on network security; Software Engineering, APIs and the Internet of Things; Computer Repairs/Hardware; Business Development; Office Manager and Technical Sales, performing standard business roles within a high-tech environment.  Cap of 15.

Discover careers in information technology. Learn about a sampling of IT careers possibly including data infrastructure, application development, software development, AI/Robotics, and embedded systems.

Discover more about Arts-based careers.  Meet and learn from professionals who work in the following fields - performance arts, studio arts, and museum arts. Held February 14, 2023.

Do you love modern technology and wish to be part of the greatest period of healthcare transformation in history? Join us for a day at our state-of-the-art imaging center which is the heart of Iowa’s largest radiology practice. See how information technology enables improved workflow, efficiency, and quality across the entire healthcare spectrum.  Learn about the many careers in radiology such as radiologist, radiology technologist, and CT technologist.  You will be provided a tour of the imaging center, and have the opportunity to talk to individuals in all of these careers!

Use your creative powers for good! The concept behind art and design is for people to react to your work. Get a positive reaction to a product and - boom! That’s marketing. Chat with graphic designers, creative writers and web coders at Ruffalo Noel Levitz. Learn how they use their creative abilities to help you make one of the most important decisions of your lives - where to go to college. Held February 2023.

Discover the different parts of marketing and graphic design careers in a group job shadow at HR Green. Learn from individuals about their education and skill sets while experiencing various projects the team is working on.  Held March 2023.  Cap of 20.

Join the staff from Theatre Cedar Rapids for a two-hour introduction to the theater. Receive a behind-the-scenes tour of TCR and an overview of careers within the theater.

Do you love learning languages and helping others achieve their goals?  Explore careers in sign language interpreting, spoken language interpreting, and translating, and find out what makes Hands Up Communications one of the “Coolest Places to Work” in the Corridor.

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