Notes from the Udacity Hiring Partner Pop-Up

What happens when 200+ Udacity students meet with 14 world-class hiring partners for a night of networking and interviews?

 

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I can read the names, but it’s hard to believe they’re all really here—Amazon, BMW, Bosch, Continental, Didi Chuxing, IBM Watson, Google, JD.com, Lyft, Mercedes-Benz, NVIDIA, Uber ATG, Volkswagen, and Voyage.

After all the hard work bringing this event to life, it’s tempting to allow ourselves the pleasure of believing these amazing companies are here because of us. But they aren’t. Not really. They’re here because of the students.

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Compete for a Self-Driving Car Interview with Bosch’s Automated Driving Group

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The Bosch Group is the world’s largest automotive supplier and they are taking bold actions to achieve their mission of bringing level 5 autonomous vehicles to market by 2021. As well as investing $1.1 billion into a new, self-driving car chip manufacturing plant, they are also investing heavily in talent.

To help Bosch meet the demands of their growing Automated Driving team, Udacity is pleased to announce a Path Planning Challenge sponsored by Bosch, which will give actively enrolled students in our Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program the opportunity to showcase their skills and earn an interview for a Planning Engineer role with Bosch’s Automated Driving team.

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AutonomouStuff finds the perfect candidate from Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Nanodegree program

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Companies operating in the field of Self-Driving vehicles face a unique set of challenges when it comes to finding qualified talent. First off, the technology itself is in its infancy, so the talent pool of experienced professionals with specific skillsets is limited right from the start. Next, even for those who have the right skills, only so many have hands-on experience with self-driving systems. There simply aren’t that many opportunities to gain this kind of experience. Udacity’s Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program is virtually the only program of its kind to provide this kind of 360 learning experience—one that allows professionals to develop the in-demand skills and gain actual hands-on experience with self-driving systems. That’s why companies like AutonomouStuff are partnering with Udacity to find talent.

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Everything You Need To Know About The Intersect 2017 Employer Showcase!

 

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Intersect 2017 takes place on March 8, 2017, at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. All conference attendees are invited to attend the Employer Showcase, which will be open from 1-4pm PST. The Employer Showcase is a key part of our Intersect 2017 conference, and in this post, we’re going to walk you through what it is, why it’s important, and provide suggestions for how to get the most from your experience.

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Meet Our New Udacity Hiring Partners

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Today’s hottest fields are populated by the most innovative companies. These forward-thinking organizations are powered by the creativity, skill, and drive of their employees, and Udacity alumni are steadily joining these ranks, poised to make amazing contributions to the future. In fields like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and self-driving cars, companies are harnessing the power of their people to develop new technologies the likes of which the world can hardly yet imagine.

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Announcing New Hiring Partners For Our Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree Program

 

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The energy around our Self-Driving Car Engineer Nanodegree program right now is incredible. It seems like only yesterday that Sebastian Thrun announced the program at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. Since then, we’ve reviewed and accepted applications, and confirmed the enrollments of our first groundbreaking students. We’ve opened a Slack channel that is now buzzing with thousands of conversations. We’ve even started conducting challenges for people to begin contributing to our very own autonomous vehicle!

But today’s news takes things to a whole new level of amazing.

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