Downtown Minneapolis was recently the backdrop for 500+ of the top professionals working in the field of mobile app development, and the Minnesota School of Business-Online (MSB) was there to network and learn with all of them. The conference, known as MobCon, was perfectly timed with the recent launch of MSB’s mobile application development and software application development degree programs.
So why should you, as an IT student, ever consider attending a conference like this? I’m so glad you asked.
I recently had a chance to speak with Minnesota School of Business-Online IT program chair, Ioana Constantin, and she happily provided me with seven reasons why students, like you, should take advantage of these types of professional gatherings. Here’s what she had to say:
- Assess your knowledge and career choices in comparison with current technologies: Participate in lectures from prominent speakers and trend setters in the field and engage in thought provoking discussions about innovative mobile strategies, integrated marketing, best practices and more.
- Improve your technical skills: Hear about current mobile trends and gain technology and strategy perspective. Learn more about technologies available for mobile platforms, mobile transformation in banking, strategies for mobile deployment in the enterprise, trends, iOS 7, mobile security strategies, unified communications and much more.
Boost your confidence in your IT career prospects: Become aware of current successes of mobile technologies used in fiels like healthcare, sales, investments, sports, mobile wearables and more.
- Networking opportunities: Build a solid professional network. It’s a great chance to gain exposure to the major developments and get to know the players in this market!
- Attend meetings with “gurus”: When else do you get to take part in meetings with execs from places like Google, XRS, Appian, Target, The Nerdery, Thomson Reuters, MentorMate, Digineer, U of M, etc.?
- Create job connections: Placement opportunities in the field often stem from contacts made at such conferences.
- First look at emerging trends: View and test demos and case studies, mobile application demonstrations by selected developers and entrepreneurs. Opportunity to win cash prizes for mobile apps submitted in advance!
To learn more about the Minnesota School of Business degree offerings in Information Technology, visit us on the web at: www.msbcollege.edu.