1. To create a network of underrepresented groups in the industry
2. encourage more students to apply for internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.
3. Introduce emerging technologies and provide career opportunities in the industry
4. Provide those looking to study Computer Science with information about the tools, resources, and career opportunities that are available to them
Xuntos is committed to increasing diversity and employment across all
underrepresented groups in the computer science industry.
This includes, but is not limited to:
- state educated computer scientists
- computer scientists from post-92/ non-Russell Group universities
- black and minority ethnic computer scientists
- female computer scientists
- first generation undergraduate computer scientists
- lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) computer scientists
- computer scientists with a disability
- computer scientists entering the technology industry from “non-traditional” routes
- computer scientists of all ages
A responsible, hardworking and innovative Computer Science student at the University of Hull with a strong interest in technology. I enjoy a hands-on experience, discovering and learning how to use new technology to my advantage. I would like to work in the technology industry as an IT consultant or systems developer.
I decided to start Xuntos due to the lack of a platform that tackled unemployment in the computer science industry and supported students like myself. After many unsuccessful attempts at applying for internships and other opportunities at major companies. I thought of launching an organisation that provided support, training and assistance when applying for jobs, internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.
In addition to, providing career opportunities in the industry work by providing access to a network of underrepresented professionals in the industry and equipping them with the necessary skills and attributes to improve and their overall performance.
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