Exploring Local IT Functions: 5 Networking Events to Attend in October

Looking for new opportunities to make connections as you begin your transition to a new IT career? Or maybe you’re not sure if IT is right for you and you want to talk to other people in the field before deciding if you should make the switch?

Networking is a great way to learn more about the world of IT and make connections with potential employers or colleagues. It’s also a great way to just get out of the house and make conversation with peers. 

Here’s a list of five upcoming IT networking events you might want to check out this October. 

1. Optimize your LinkedIn Profile! hosted by Tech Talent South – Raleigh
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm

HQ Raleigh
310 S Harrington St
Raleigh, NC 27601

Learn how to update your LinkedIn profile so that it stands out and attracts recruiters. Tech Talent South – Raleigh will go over best practices to make your LinkedIn profile work for you. 

2. NC Tech’s Job Fair in the Triangle hosted by North Carolina Technology Association
Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

Embassy Suites
201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard
Cary, NC 27513

Over 20 tech employers will be set up at this job fair, hiring for more than 600 IT positions in the Triangle. Use this opportunity to connect with employers and learn more about these growing companies. 

3. RTP Career Management/Triangle Tech Net hosted by Joshua Stubbolo from RTP Career Management
Friday, October 18, 2019 | 7:00 am to 10:00 am

Family Legacy Conference Room
1000 Centregreen Way, Suite 190
Cary, NC 27513

Join like-minded Triangle professionals to learn how to build your network, find success with recruiters, participate in roundtable discussions, and more. 

4. Network After Work Raleigh at Taverna Agora hosted by Network After Work
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Taverna Agora
326 Hillsborough St
Raleigh, NC 27603

Network with other local professionals in a casual environment and enjoy authentic Greek food while doing so. While this event isn’t specific to IT-professionals, it’s still a great opportunity to make business connections. 

5. Triangle InfoSeCon 2019 hosted by the ISSA Raleigh Chapter
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:00 am to 9:00 pm

Raleigh Convention Center
500 South Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

This full-day conference will bring together over 1,600 cybersecurity professionals to spread knowledge about the importance of Information Security. Discounted tickets are available until October 24. 

We hope you’ll attend one (or more!) of these events to help you continue to grow and make connections in your new IT career. 

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