Advance & Thrive: An Interactive Professional Development Night with TEKsystems Get practical tips and training in management, communication skills, and building your personal brand.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 5:30 - 8:30 PM NYC 

We're thrilled to partner with TEKsystems to offer our members an exclusive night of professional development, networking, and an opportunity to learn more about their Technical Recruiter roles.

Who Should Attend

Are you a recent college grad or early career professional? Bonus points if you have sales experience, but that's not required. 

Are you enthusiastic when networking and communicating with others and interested in a unique learning opportunity?

Want to work at a company that supports internal growth?

If yes, then request an invite to this exclusive event! Don't delay, space is limited.

We encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds to apply for this event.

This exclusive free event will give a select group of FindSpark members the opportunity to learn from and network with leaders within the TEKsystems team.

Event Sessions include:

  • How a Stretch Assignment Helped Me Advance My Career
  • Winning the Communication Game: Overcoming the Cold Call Jitters
  • How I Learned to Manage People without Prior Experience
  • Make Your Presence Known: Building Your Personal Brand
  • Recruiting as a Career
  • Why Diversity Matters & How to Get Involved at Any Level  

Each session will be led in small attendee groups by different TEKsystems team members and will have takeaways you can apply to where you're at in your career now. 

Workshop Leaders

Alicia Jessip Inclusion & Diversity Manager Denver, CO 

Justin Laskowski Account Manager, New York City

Judell Achampong End User Services IT Recruiter, Brooklyn

Mike Powers Inclusion and Diversity, Louisville, Kentucky

Maggie Loya University Relations Recruiter, Pittsburgh

Magdaleny Soberanis-Depaz Division Lead Recruiter, New York City

Danielle Belpedio Recruiter Lead, New York City

Terry West Regional Inclusion & Diversity Manager, Columbus, Ohio  

Teresa Truong Regional Inclusion and Diversity Manager, Providence, Rhode Island

Alayna Peciaro Account Manager | Digital & Creative Services, New York City

Franklin Reed Director of Inclusion & Diversity, Chicago 


Jemia Young Inclusion & Diversity, Program Manager  

Thomas Ciccola Director of Business Operations, New York City

Jason Pagano Director of Business Operations, New York City 

About the Technical Recruiter Role at TEKsystems

As a Technical Recruiter, you will have the opportunity to recruit top IT consultants and serve as the main point of contact throughout the entire recruiting cycle and build and maintain relationships with consultants to match them with the BEST opportunities. You will also evaluate experience and opportunities of candidates through our screening process, while understanding our clients’ business and IT initiatives, as well as their specific technical and cultural environments to best match the career goals of consultants with their hiring needs, and negotiate unique compensation packages (wages, benefits, etc.) to attract and hire candidates for our clients’ needs.

Don’t worry, no IT experience is needed. We’ve got that covered. Our comprehensive recruiter training program allows you to learn terminology, job functions, and applicable practices within the information technology industry.

TEKsystems as Featured on FindSpark

From TEKsystems

TEKsystems’® unmatched success in the IT Services and Talent Management marketplace is driven by one thing – our employees. Consistently recognized as a top workplace in a thriving IT industry has caused us to grow at a rapid pace. We offer great opportunities for advancement, personal and professional growth, and unlimited earning potential. TEKsystems® seeks professional individuals with competitive spirit, drive, team mentality, commitment, perseverance, and a desire to build a long-term career in a rewarding environment.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the deadline to request an invite for this event?

The deadline to request an invite is Friday, October 11th at 12:00 pm ET.

When will I find out if I've been accepted to attend the event?  

After you request an invite, you'll be notified within 3-4 days if you've been selected to attend, or by Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 5:00 pm ET at the very latest. This program is for recent graduates and/or experienced professionals who have an interest in a performance based environment including outbound calling. 

Feel free to email us at if you need to know about your event invite status sooner or for scheduling proposes.

What is the dress code for this event?

The dress code is business casual.

Can I apply for other openings at TEKsystems even if I can't attend this event? 

Heck yes! Head over to our curated job board to see the detailed job descriptions and apply here. 

Is this event free?  

Yes! This is a free event. You must request an invite to attend. Be sure to request an invite ASAP, as space is very limited.

I don't live in or near New York City. Are there openings in other cities?

Yes! TEKsystems has locations across the country. Learn more here.

I'm not actively looking for a new job, can I still attend? 

Yes. Even if you're not actively job hunting, this is a great opportunity to learn practical skills you can apply to any role. You'll also get to network with the TEKsystems team and see if the company will be a good fit for you in the future. When you're ready and in the future, we encourage you to apply and note that FindSpark sent you!

FindSpark is a community dedicated to setting up diverse young professionals for career success.  

As a member of FindSpark, you can build a stronger network, find new opportunities, connect with employers and other young pros, and develop skills that will help you find, land, and excel at your dream job or internship through our online and offline programming.  

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