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Feb. 20th 2018

Did you get a chance to see Black Panther over the holiday weekend? If not, it's ok- we know it was sold out in many theatres across the country, so no spoilers here, we promise! What we can (and are dying) to talk about is how this movie is elevating black women (at least one woman is in almost every scene!). Just when we thought Wonder Woman was the ideal superhero, we now have four more female super-women who actually fight with their intelligence and inner strength rather than a potion or a power. For the first time in history, none of the female characters are pitted against each other; they may argue and have different opinions, but they aren't fighting over a guy and definitely don't need one to save them. We'd love to talk more about this movie (spoilers and all!) and any of your other favorite superhero movies on Networks!


CenturyLink is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world.

  • Well Connected Program - designed to help you achieve a state of balance in your personal and professional life
  • Tuition Assistance - to increase effectiveness in your current position
  • Maternity leave - up to 12 weeks
  • Fitness Reimbursement - nice!
  • CenturyLink recognized in Diversity Magazine's Top 50 Employer's List for their STEM Workforce
  • Level 3 selected as Military Times' "Best for Vets: Employers 2017"

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FTI Consulting - Business Development Director, E-Discovery - Chicago, IL

GitLab - Customer Advocate - Remote

Karat Inc. - Expert Technical Interviewer - Remote

L3 Technologies inc. - Sr. System Safety Engineer - Plano, TX

PricewaterhouseCoopers - Innovation & Technology DevOps Engineer - Tampa, FL

SendGrid - Senior Expansion Account Executive - Denver, CO

Synchrony Financial - Big Data Engineer - Chicago, IL

Thrive Global - Lead Recruiter - New York, NY

Time Inc. - Software Developer | Cozi - Seattle, WA

Zendesk - Marketing Manager- San Francisco, CA


How These Companies Are Celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

According to a recent study, anti-Asian hate crimes have risen 150% since the pandemic started. But these acts of violence are not new — they are part of a much larger history of anti-Asian racism and violence in the U.S.

That makes celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (which was named a month-long celebration in May by Congress in 1992 "to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843 and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869") this year all the more important.


5 Things All Product Managers Should Do for Their Engineers (And Vice Versa)

Tips from SeatGeek's Anuja Chavan

When Anuja Chaven turns on a fan in her house in Jersey City, she can't help but think about how every piece of it works.

"There are an extensive amount of things that have to go perfectly at the same time," says the former engineer (and current product manager at live event ticketing platform SeatGeek).

It was that interest in understanding how things actually worked that drove Anuja to study engineering—first electrical, during her undergrad in India, and then computer science, during her master's program in the U.S.


The Secrets to Balancing Work and Family Life

3 Pieces of Advice from Working Moms at Pluralsight

Being fully committed to work and family is a challenge that many working parents have to take on. It can be exhausting and thankless pursuing a fulfilling full-time career, while taking an active role as a parent. Achieving a healthy balance can help keep you motivated and productive at work, while allowing you to be fully present when you're home.

We recently chatted with working moms at technology skills platform, Pluralsight, about their best advice for striking that elusive work-life balance. Here were their key points:


How to Make the Most of Being on a Growing Team: 3 Tips from Plex’s Adriana Bosinceanu

When the startup Adriana Bosinceanu was working for got acquired, things changed fast.

She went from being one of eight engineers on a small team building a streaming service to joining a company that was five times larger and had a much bigger scope.

That company was Plex, where Adriana has been working remotely as a software engineer for the last four and a half years.

As her team grew from two people to ten, Adriana decided to lean into the opportunity to grow; along the way, she found herself deepening her technical skills, her self-confidence, and her relationships. We sat down with Adriana to learn exactly how she did that, and to hear the tips she has for other engineers experiencing growth opportunities on their team.

Career and Interview Tips

10 Tips to Stand Out at a Virtual Job Fair

Your guide to preparing for virtual career fairs and making a great impression with recruiters

According to a LinkedIn survey, up to 85% of jobs are filled via networking. For job seekers, virtual job fairs make networking with recruiters more convenient. You can interact with potential employers from all over the world, ask them questions, and apply for jobs. Every event is different, but they most often include video conferencing features, chat rooms, and Q&A sessions.

Dilyara Timerbulatova, Virtual Job Fair Coordinator at PowerToFly explains that, "virtual job fairs have many benefits, namely connecting top talent and recruiters that would otherwise never cross paths. These events are a tool to help companies build well-rounded, diverse teams that align with the company culture and business vision."

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