April 5-7, 2022|Santa Clara Convention Center| Santa Clara, CA

Gain advice on advancing your career and salary, get tips on presenting at technical conferences, network, connect 1:1, or receive a complimentary professional headshot at the DesignCon Career Zone.

Women & Minorities in STEM

August 17, 2021 ● 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: Career Zone

Why are there so few women and members of minorities in STEM? This discussion and networking session will explore the challenges and opportunities for women and minorities in STEM fields.

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Emerging Engineers Networking

August 17, 2021 ● 1:45-3:15 p.m.
Location: Career Zone

Come meet your fellow leaders of tomorrow’s innovations. At this session DesignCon welcomes engineers who are starting their professional journey or who have less than 10 years of experience. Grow your network and connect with like-minded peers and members of DesignCon’s Emerging Engineer Committee at this networking session.

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How to Start a Start-Up Discussion

August 17, 2021 ● 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Location: Career Zone

Silicon Valley is a hotbed for start-ups but not all thrive or even survive. Connect with entrepreneurs and organizations in the San Jose-area who have not only started a business but sustained and grown it.

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Open Networking

August 17, 2021 ● 4:30-6 p.m.
Location: Career Zone

Connect with others looking to advance their careers during this open networking session.

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1:1 Salary Negotiation Advice

August 17, 2021 ● 2-6 p.m.
Location: Career Zone

Is it time to make a change to your salary? Experts from Riva will offer 1:1 advice on advancing your salary. These meetings are by appointment only and will fill quickly! Sign up at the DesignCon Career Zone starting at 11 a.m.

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DesignCon 2022 Paper Topic Consultations

August 18, 2021 ● 12:30-1:45 p.m.
Location: Career Zone

Are you considering submitting a paper for DesignCon 2022 but unsure of the best topic, track, or makeup of the paper? Members of the DesignCon Technical Program Committee will be available to answer your paper submission questions and provide advice on best practices.

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Headshots & Networking Reception

August 18, 2021 ● 2-6 p.m.
Location: Career Zone

Advance your LinkedIn profile and other professional efforts with a complimentary headshot from a Lunch Break Headshots professional photographer. And while you’re at it, make sure to enjoy the DesignCon Booth Bar Crawl (5-6 p.m.), offering refreshments while you network.

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