Our annual calendar of events includes a research fair, career fair, industry day, and Capstone celebration. iAffiliates members are invited to attend these events and sponsor projects that facilitate connections with students and faculty. From recruiting students to enrolling in professional development courses to sponsoring research, there are a multitude of ways to get involved.
Affiliate partners and employers are invited to participate in annual events involving faculty and students.
Each year in November
The Research Fair showcases current research that iSchool faculty and their collaborators are conducting on a variety of information topics. Approximately 40 projects are shown at the event, many with interactive demonstrations.
Each year in April
This event is dedicated to Affiliate partners. Faculty, students and partners meet to hold workshops, swap ideas on various topics and discuss potential areas of interest that could lead to research projects.
Past participating companies and organizations include Avanade, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BlackRock, Boeing, Cisco, Costco, Deloitte, Expeditors, King County Library System, Microsoft, Seattle Public Library, Serials Solutions and VX Technologies, to name just a few. Topics that generated the most interest included:
- Cybersecurity and information assurance
- Digital curation and social media
- The future of IT
- Leveraging social networking in a public library system
- Knowledge management and social media
- Project management and social computational systems
Each year in June
This event showcases how students design and build effective solutions to the information problems the people and organizations face every day. Students serve as consultants to an organization and then develop the approach and methods needed to address the information problem, conduct the research and present the findings in both oral and written formats. The event is an action-packed evening of poster presentations, networking and hors d’oeuvres. Capstone project collaborators include organizations from the public, private and non-profit sectors.
iSchool Career Fair
Each year in January or February
The iSchool Career Fair is a great way for businesses and organizations to develop relationships with outstanding students in the information field who are potential future interns and part- or full-time employees. This event has sold out in recent years and receives very positive feedback from students and employers.
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