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Building an online personal brand, Kevin Coughlin, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Sept. 23, 2013

The Department of Computer Science presents
Mr. Kevin Coughlin
Bank of America Merrill Lynch


September 23, 2013
Forcina 408
3:30pm – 4:30pm
Light refreshments to follow


“Building an online personal brand “

Short Bio
Kevin Coughlin is a 2012 graduate of TCNJ’s Computer Science and Economics departments. Since February he has been employed by Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hopewell, NJ. At work, Kevin primarily develops HTML5 and JavaScript applications for the web and Windows 8. In his free time, he regularly contributes to open source, builds applications for the open web, and plays with REST APIs.

Brief Abstract
There has never been a better time to pursue a career in technology than now. But with the number of Computer Science and related students increasing annually, how do you land that dream job or attract the attention you deserve to your next personal project? The answer is to leverage the tools you have available such as the Internet, Twitter, and Github to build your personal brand and distinguish yourself from the pack. During his talk, Kevin will cover his experiences and (more importantly) his lessons learned thus far while building his personal brand through tweeting, writing, and contributing to open source. Join the brief session to learn how to get your name out into world so that you have a jump start on your career prior to graduation.