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Presented By: University Career Center

Yelping From Home: The Tech Talk Series

Talk: How I became a Systems Engineer

Ever since I was a kid, I was intrigued with how computers worked and I built my first one at the age of 12. In this talk, I will explain why I chose the engineering path early in my career. I will describe my career path from my help desk days in biotech to my current position as a systems engineer at Yelp, and give advice on how to be successful when it comes to choosing a rewarding career path.

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Yelp’s mission is to connect people with great local businesses, and one of the teams working behind the scenes to make that happen is our five star engineering and product teams.

Playing an active role in our community is a value that we have strongly prioritized over the years. Typically we would invite you to come to Yelp’s HQ to network, grab a slice of ‘za, and learn about the technology and culture behind Yelp. With stay-at-home orders across the globe, Yelp (like many of you) has had no choice but to adapt to these changes. We understand that this is a strange and challenging time for many, so we’d like to invite you to join us as we navigate this new normal for the tech community together.

To stay connected, create space for folks to collaborate and share some of the things Yelp has been working on, we are launching our very own virtual tech talk series. This series of talks will feature Yelpers from engineering and product and will focus on themes such as career development, technical skills, workplace challenges and Yelp’s response to COVID-19.

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