Preparing the AI Workforce

On March 1, the HPE Data Science Institute and University Career Services will host the first-ever AI Industry Symposium and Career Mixer at the University of Houston.

February 26, 2024 /

Isabelle Sitchon

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The HPE Data Science Institute has partnered with University Career Services for a day of discovery and opportunity at the inaugural Artificial Intelligence (AI) Industry Symposium and Career Mixer. The event is open to students, alumni, faculty and staff from UH as well as industry professionals in the Houston area.

The event, sponsored by Chevron, addresses the emergent need for practical discussion on AI across industries and on preparing students to join this evolving workforce. Attendees will have the chance to connect with industry professionals and gain insights on how to thrive in increasing AI-enhanced environments. Panelists will include representatives from Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Humana, Metegrity, Patterson-UTI, and Shell.

After the symposium, students will be able to meet face-to-face with companies at the career mixer.

Claudia Neuhauser, director of the HPE DSI, describes the event as “a necessary and timely collaboration” between the institute and University Career Services. “As AI becomes established and integrated into corporate environments, we are finding ways to bridge academic training to meet these professional opportunities.”

The AI Industry Symposium and Career Mixer will be held on Friday, March 1 in the Houston Room of UH Student Center South. Attendees may register for the full event or individual sessions here. Recruiting employers can register to engage with UH students at the career mixer here. This event is free for all attendees thanks to event sponsor Chevron.

For more information, please visit the event website.

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