Applying My Degree To Industry - University of Nottingham

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Applying My Degree To
Industry

Katherine Sanders

katherine_sanders@uk.ibm.com

May 4, 2011

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Background Info


BSc Computer Science, University of
Nottingham, 2004


2003


Summer Placement @ Nottingham
University Hospitals Trust


2004
-
2006


Programmer/Developer @
Nottingham University Hospitals Trust


2007
-
present


Software Engineer @ IBM
Hursley

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Example Projects That Used
Skills I Learned At Nottingham


Website to track A&E waiting times in real time using a
traffic light system


Web Development


Relational Databases / SQL


User Interface Design


WebSphere MQ Version 7


Automated UNIX
installation and migration tests


UNIX


HP
-
UX, Solaris, RHEL, SUSE, AIX


Perl


WebSphere Application Server Version 8


Led a team
to develop, test and document JAX
-
WS 2.2 WS
-
Addressing support


Java


XML


Web Services


Project Management

4

Important Skills For Industry


Testing (Unit, Functional and System)


Security


Performance


Thread Safety


Source Code Control


Serviceability / Code Maintenance


Project Management / Risk Assessment


Legal

5

Useful Soft Skills


Your course teaches more than just technical skills


This is important because technologies are constantly changing


E.g. The group project gives you an opportunity to learn:


Teamworking


Communication


Adaptability


Taking Ownership


Creative Problem Solving


Drive and Leadership


Passion

For The Business


Client Focus


These are the same skills IBM looks for at Assessment
Centres

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Summary


Technical skills are important in industry


However specific technologies are constantly
changing


Your course has taught you how to pick up new
technologies quickly


Look for opportunities to develop:


Soft skills like teamworking, communication and
leadership


Industry skills like testing and serviceability

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Shameless IBM Plug


World’s largest IT and Consulting Services
company


Topped US patent list for 18 consecutive years


IBMers have been awarded 5 Nobel Prizes, 4
Turing Awards, 9 National Medals of
Technology, 5 National Medals of Science


Celebrating 100 years of IBM in 2011


Award winning graduate employer with 11
different job roles on offer