Fortress Speaks at DeVry
Jonathan Nituch and Giovanni Chajon visited the DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary on February 29th. Their presentation to recent and pending graduates was entitled “Managing a Great Career in IT”. The graduates were also introduced to Fortress’ company culture and to the current job openings at the company.
The graduates were re-introduced to Moore’s law, the prediction Mr. Moore made in 1965 that processor speed would double every two years. To date, Mr. Moore has been proven correct. This tremendous rate of change means that IT professionals have to constantly be learning. “A great career in IT doesn’t just happen, it has to be managed. You can’t learn everything,” shared Jonathan. Fortress also stressed the importance of work experience in developing your career. Finally, we highlighted the need to develop transferable skills. It is not possible to work for Fortress unless you have well-developed communications skills.
Giovanni expressed that “It was a pleasant experience visiting DeVry and meeting the students one on one; I met excellent people with good attitude hence I was able to perceive the DeVry potential to deliver a good source of prospective Fortress peers amongst their graduates.” Fortress has established relationships with a number of the students to provide career advice and see if there is a potential match for our future hiring needs.
“First I would like to thank you for coming into DeVry and sharing your experiences with my peers and I. At the end of your presentation I saw myself starting at your company the next day. I like the idea of being self-motivated and doing everything at home rather than having to run into the office.” – Recent Graduate