Building Your Résumé — Freshmen and Sophomores guide to securing an internship

1. HACKATHONS

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2. DESIGN CHALLENGES AND PROJECTS

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  • Daily UI: This is similar to the XD creative challenge except you get sent something new everyday for 100 days. This is also a bit overwhelming as it gives you something new everyday. You don't have to design every single challenge given, but you could get do a few to help show on your portfolio.

3. PERSONAL CODING PROJECTS

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4. FREE ONLINE COURSES AND BOOTCAMPS

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  • GoCreate: This is a UX/UI program that originally began in my country, Nigeria. I was part of the first set of students for the USA program. You can choose to be part of either the UX/UI design track, or product/project management track. Oh, and it’s also free.

5. TECH ORGANIZATIONS AND VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

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6. ON-CAMPUS JOBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

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7. RELATING WITH THE CS SOCIAL COMMUNITY — by Paul Ariri

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