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Virtusa is Conducting Engineering Equity Hackathon | Apply Now

JOB ROLE: Engineering Equity Hackathon

Location - WORK FROM HOME

DESCRIPTION:

  • Because company recognize individuality, uniqueness in ability, and the need to level the playing field to inspire growth as you learn. Equity is not about fulfilling a basic need but understanding unique requirements and providing the exact resources to succeed. Equity paves the way for achieving your goals and preparing for success.

    The Engineering Equity hackathon aims to address and solve the following societal problems:

    • Girls are less likely to study STEM subjects at school; a gap that continues through to university
    • Women are less likely to consider a career in technology than men
    • Major barriers include a shortage of women role models and a lack of understanding of how technology can enable women to change the world.
    • With the Engineering Equity hackathon, we are creating and enforcing the change you want to see – with a one-of-a-kind Virtusa global initiative calling out to all the talented women coders to take charge of their careers. We aim to incorporate tech solutions to resolve gender equity issues. With this contest, we intend to drive gender equality by empowering women to enhance their engineering prowess and boost talent.

      Important Timelines

      • Registrations Open – January 27th, 2023
      • Registrations Close – February 17th, 2023
      • First Level Coding Assessment – February 17th, 2023

Education Required:

If Virtusa operates in your respective country, you are eligible to apply – given that you are studying the following degrees:

  • Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Technology pursuing 2nd to 4th Year
  • Master of Engineering / Master of Technology / Master of Science pursuing 1st or 2nd Year
  • Bachelor of Science – Sophomore / Junior / Senior or Master of Science pursuing 1st or 2nd Year
  • Graduating in 2022-2025
  • 60% (6 CGPA on a 10-point scale)
  • Applicable to all specializations (majors)

What to expect:

  • Over a week of hands-on learning: From coding basics to understanding the challenges with gender equity in tech
  • A dedicated woman mentor from the tech space
  • Stage 1: 4 hours of continuous individual coding (February 17th)
  • Stage 2 (Grand finale): Individuals will then be grouped into teams to collaborate for 4 consecutive days (March 8th-11th)

benifits:

  • The opportunity to participate in a live project/internship
  • Mentorship from industry experts and exposure to powerhouse female talent
  • Access to hands-on training and learning platforms
  • A chance to compete with women students across the globe
  • Help build solutions to bridge the equity gap
  • Kickstart your career with full-time employment opportunities
  • Significant cash prizes, multiple awards, and more