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CodePath Virtual Career Fair
CodePath student participating in our Virtual Career Fair

CodePath Virtual Career Fair

Build meaningful relationships with hiring managers looking for technically excellent students like you and launch your SWE career. 

CodePath's Virtual Career Fair (VCF) is an invitation-only event for students enrolled in our courses. Over the course of 3-days, participating students will be carefully matched with top tech companies like Amazon, Bloomberg, Capital One, and others, seeking the next-generation of tech talent. 

Applications open in Summer of 2022. 

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RESULTS

 

In 2021, 52% of students who attended the VCF received job offers.

 

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65%

of candidates got to final round interviews

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33%

acceptance rate from students

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4

candidates hired by each company on average

COMPANIES THAT HIRED OUR STUDENTS

 

Microsoft logoAmazon logoIntuit logoChan Zuckerberg InitiativeCoinbase logoLyft logoBloomberg logoCapital One logoDick's Sporting Goods logoMutual of Omaha logoRobinhood logoBooz Allen Hamilton logo

 

KEY INFORMATION

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Event Cost

No cost to participating students

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Location

Online

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Dates

September 12th - 14th, 2022

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Class Years

All class years (First-Year to PhD)

WHY IT WORKS

How do we get so many offers?

We Ask Students:

  • About their technical skills and course performance

  • What type of roles they are looking for

  • What companies they are interested in working for

  • What cities or regions they want to work in

  • If they have any visa requirements

We Ask Companies:

  • What position(s) they are recruiting for

  • Where the position is based

  • What graduation classes are eligible

  • What programming languages are relevant

  • If they are able to provide work sponsorship

We connect students and companies that are a 100% match

Students and companies meet online for 10 minute one-to-one interviews or small group chats

A Selection of Student Success Stories

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KAT KIME

Software Engineer Intern, Intuit

Oregon State University

“I got my very first internship offer from Intuit! Thank you so much for everything you did for us and putting on such an awesome career fair. I’m so excited and I couldn’t have done it without your help.”

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TONY MURILLO

Software Engineer Intern, Dick's Sporting Goods University of California, San Diego

“I attended the VCF and had the opportunity to meet with 21 top tech companies, 9 of those being in dedicated 1:1 sessions. I had about an 85% success rate in actually hearing back from recruiters, which resulted in countless opportunities for technical interviews. Next Summer, I am going to join DICK'S Sporting Goods as a Software Engineering Intern!”

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HANA GENANA

Incoming TDP Intern, Optum

University of Rochester

"I am thrilled to announce that I have accepted an offer from UnitedHealth Group for Optum Technology Development Program Internship. I would like to thank CodePath for helping with preparations for technical interviews and building on my professional development."

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KEVIN TUSIIME

Intern, Microsoft

University of Rochester

“I have two offers now! One with Microsoft and another with Google. This would not be possible without CodePath, so thanks. You guys have changed my life, not an exaggeration whatsoever.”

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JANE AKUSOBA

Software Developer, Verisk Analytics

Western Governors University

“I participated in the January 2021 VCF and Verisk Analytics made me an offer for their ISO Technology Developer role in NJ. Thank you to the CodePath team! Y'all made it possible."

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MINA KIM

Software Engineer Intern, Optum

University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Thanks to CodePath’s Virtual Career Fair, I was able to put myself out there and obtain my very first internship from UnitedHealth Group! I would definitely recommend CodePath to any of my friends trying to gain valuable skills in the industry."

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SHULAMITH DASHEVSKY

Software Engineer Intern, FactSet

CUNY Hunter College

 

“I got two internship offers because of CodePath. I accepted an internship with FactSet and am super excited to begin working there. I had watched a recorded information session, and attended a 10 min one on one. Thank you so much for a great career fair and the ability to interact with and talk with recruiters!"

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JORGE QUIROZ

Software Engineer, Mathworks

The City College of New York

"I'd like to personally thank CodePath for being such a great organization and providing students with such wonderful opportunities. From its classes, developing my technical skills and preparing me for software engineering positions, to its events like the Virtual Career Fairs, where I was able to directly meet and interact with recruiters and managers from various top tech companies, as well as progressing deep into the interview process with several of them. I would eventually end up receiving an offer from MathWorks to be a part of their EDG program as a software engineer. Without CodePath and its Virtual Career Fair, I would not have known about these positions or had the opportunity to establish relationships with these companies. I owe CodePath a tremendous amount of gratitude for the position I am in today!"

PARTNERS

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Leading Partners

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FAQs

Invites & Applications

FAQS

Indicating Roles You're Interested In

FAQS

Matching Students & Companies

  • How am I matched with companies?

    Students and companies will complete a “VCF Intake Form”. For students, we will be asking about your technical proficiencies, geographic preferences, career goals and other questions. We will also collect information from companies to determine what they are looking for in a candidate. We use this data to match students with companies that meet their requirements, and vice versa.

    You will then find out which companies you have matched with and be able to book time slots to meet with them during the VCF. Time slots are first come, first serve.

  • How many companies will I meet?

    You will only meet with companies if they are a 100% match for your preferences and you are a 100% match for their requirements. This means that every meeting could potentially lead to the offer of a position you would be happy to accept.

    It also means the number of company matches will vary, depending on what companies and students say they are looking for. For instance, if you indicate on the VCF intake form that you only want to work in NYC, you will be limited to only match with companies hiring in that area.

  • What if I’m not matched with a company where I would like to work?

    To make sure everyone gets the most out of attending the VCF we only match students and companies that are a perfect 100% match.

    Remember, the info sessions hosted by VCF partner companies are open to all students and provide information on a wide range of roles. You can always attend these sessions and apply for any role directly, outside the VCF process.

FAQS

Scheduling Meetings With Companies

  • How do I schedule meetings with companies?

    All scheduling takes place on the CodePath Career Portal.

    You do not have to book a time slot with every company and should only book time with the companies you actually want to meet at the VCF. No-shows not only harm your reputation as a candidate, they also harm the reputation of CodePath. Do not book a timeslot if you do not want to meet the company.

  • Will I be able to meet every company I match with?

    Time slots are first come, first served and spaces are limited. Book your meeting times as soon as possible.

    The scheduling form refreshes when opened. If you open the form and take a long time to decide, it is possible that another student may have already taken your chosen slot. We send a follow-up email to confirm bookings and we apologize in advance if you don’t end up meeting the employer due to overbooking.

  • Am I obligated to meet with every company I match with?

    No. Time slots are first come, first served. If you do not wish to meet a company, or do not plan to attend your meeting, please do not book a slot.

  • When do I have to schedule meetings? How long do I have to do this?

    You will have around 3 days to schedule meetings with companies.

    Time slots are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. You should book your meetings as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • Why have I been invited to a group chat instead of an interview?

    This simply depends on the company’s preference, and the number of students they are trying to meet at the VCF.

    Rest assured that this is not an indication of how well you matched with their requirements (all meetings require a 100% match) and has no bearing on how likely you are to proceed in the hiring process.

  • Why have I been waitlisted for a position? What does this mean?

    Waitlisted means that the company will see that you were a match, but there were not enough time slots to add you to the schedule.

    The company can reach out to you to schedule time to meet if they choose to do so.

  • Will more time slots be added?

    No, the time slots are provided to us by the companies and are final.

    Time slots are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. You should book your meetings as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

  • Can I submit a new/amended resume at this stage?

    No, unfortunately we cannot accept new or updated resumes at this stage. The resume you originally submitted is the one the company will receive.

  • What if I can no longer make the timeslot?

    You can reschedule (based on availability) or cancel your slot through the portal.

    Remember that no-shows not only harm your reputation as a candidate, they also harm the reputation of CodePath and other candidates. If you determine that you cannot attend a scheduled meeting, you should update or cancel your booking as soon as possible.

FAQS

Company Information Sessions

  • What happens at company info sessions?

    VCF company partners host private information sessions ahead of the VCF. These help you learn about the company, company culture, the opportunities available, and how to stand out as a candidate. You can also hear from current interns/new grads about the student experience.

    These sessions are open to all active CodePath students, Tech Fellows and Gurus. You do not need to be matched with a company to attend and you are able to register for as many sessions as you’d like.

  • Do I have to attend the info sessions of a company I am matched with?

    It is really important to attend info sessions (or register and watch the recording) before meeting the company. The info sessions will provide a lot of information and you should be aware of this before your interview or group chat so that you don’t ask questions about information which has already been provided.

  • Will the sessions be recorded?

    Yes. All sessions are recorded and the recording is shared with the RSVP list of all students who registered.

  • What if I register and am then unable to attend?

    There are no penalties for no-shows at the company info sessions.

    Ideally, you would attend these events and use them as an opportunity to ask questions and connect with recruiters. However, you can sign up to receive the recording and have access to all the information the company presented. This is especially important if you will be meeting with them at the VCF.

FAQS

Attending the Virtual Career Fair

  • How can I get the most out of my meetings?

    Remember that these are professional interviews, and you should treat them the same as any meeting with a potential employer.

    Make sure you have the meetings saved in your calendar and show up for each meeting on time. Turn on your camera. It’s best to be in a quiet space where you can hear and be heard easily.

    Most companies will be using Zoom. Download Zoom here ahead of time.

  • What will happen at a 1:1 meeting/interview?

    A one on one meeting is a 10 minute chat between you and a company representative (most likely a recruiter or hiring manager).

    This is an opportunity for you to tell them about your career ambitions and goals, and why you want to work for that company. Your objective is to stand out to the recruiter and demonstrate that you are a great candidate for their internship or new grad program.

  • What will happen at a group chat?

    Group meetings are a 30 to 60 minute chat with multiple students and a company representative (most likely a recruiter or hiring manager). The number of students participating may vary between 15 and 25.

    Companies will ask students to talk about their career goals and why they are interested in a job/internship with the company. Turn on your camera and make sure you get your points across, but always be polite to other students. Your objective is to stand out to the recruiter and demonstrate that you are a great candidate for their program.

  • Is there anything I should prepare in advance?

    It’s a good idea to spend some time on a company’s website and understand what type of business they are and the service they provide. Remember, you will only have 10 minutes, so it’s more likely they will want to talk about your skills and experiences.

    Another tip is to learn and practice an “elevator pitch”. This is a 60-90 second introduction that explains your background, interests and the reasons you are interested in working for a specific company. Make sure you check out our full worksheet. Practice this multiple times!

  • How can I improve my interviewing skills ahead of the VCF?

    We are glad you’ve asked! You can work through our behavioral interview worksheet, complete our elevator pitch worksheet, and watch out for interviewing workshops and practice opportunities in the CodePath Career Center newsletter which is emailed every 2 weeks. (If you’re not receiving it, check your spam folder or email vcf@codepath.org.)

  • What should I wear?

    There’s no need to wear formal or office attire for a meeting but you should bear in mind that recruiters want to see that you are taking the opportunity seriously.

    It’s fine to wear a nice (clean) t-shirt, but avoid anything that looks like you have just woken up or are headed to the beach.

FAQS

After the Event

  • What happens next?

    The VCF is essentially providing you with a referral to a company.

    Usually, the next step is to begin the normal hiring process for the position you applied to, using the information and connections you gained through the VCF meeting and introduction process. This will vary between companies and is the choice of an individual recruiter as to how they would like you to progress your application.

  • Do students actually get hired?

    YES! In 2020 47% of students received an offer for a technical position as a result of the CodePath VCF. Each participating company made an average of four hires, and some companies hired more than 50 students!

  • Should I wait until after the VCF before applying to a role?

    It’s up to you. You can apply to a role as soon as the link is open, or you can wait until after the VCF. Pay attention during the company info session for any instructions specific to the company.

  • What kind of positions are companies looking to fill?

    Our company partners are searching for candidates from all class years (freshman to PhD) for technical internships and entry-level graduate roles.

    Students who attended the VCF last year received offers for roles as Software Engineering Interns, Technology Interns, Summer Technology Analysts, Junior Software Engineers, Associate Software Engineers, Software Engineers, Software Development Engineers, Engineering Analysts and Cybersecurity Consultants.

Not seeing an answer to your question? Let us know! Please email vcf@codepath.org and we will get back to you within 3 working days and - if necessary - update this FAQ section for other students.

Unfortunately, owing to the sheer volume of applications for the VCF, we are not able to respond to questions about individual outcomes.

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