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Get to Know Best Buy During Grace Hopper

Are you attending the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Houston today? Best Buy will be in the building!

Conferences like Grace Hopper are a great opportunity for you to connect with potential employers and learn more about company culture. This year, Grace Hopper is expected to see 15,000 attendees over three days. At an event this large, a little bit of prep can go a long way to help you build your professional network and explore job opportunities. We want to be sure that you have every chance to get to know us, so here are some tips to help you connect with our team and learn more about Best Buy culture.

Visit our booth at the Career Fair

One great way to connect with Best Buy is to pop by our booth, #2621, at the Career Fair. During the conference, our booth will be staffed with recruiters, hiring managers and employees from a variety of tech teams ready and excited to speak with you about company culture. We recommend preparing a list of questions to maximize your time with us. In addition, you might also want to do some research on the areas that you are interested in and match your interests with the folks who will be in Houston. Visit the site we created to help you find just the right person to talk to: developer.bestbuy.com/meet-us. The Grace Hopper Career Expo hours are:

  • Today, Oct. 19, Noon to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Follow us on social media

We’ll be sharing pictures and information from our booth and live-tweeting from the keynote sessions. We’ll also be offering continued connection to Best Buy at Grace Hopper. In addition, when you meet new people at our booth or at one of the various sessions, be sure that you follow them on Twitter and connect with them on LinkedIn. This is a great way to continue to grow those relationships with Best Buy team members even after the event has ended.

Look for our awesome shirts

The Career Fair isn’t the only place to connect with us. Keep an eye out for blue-and-yellow “Network with us” shirts that Best Buy employees will be rocking throughout the week. If you see us standing in line for coffee or grabbing an ice cream during the afternoon break, come and introduce yourself. We love to share our own perspectives on what life is like at Best Buy. You might even get an opportunity to win one of those shirts.

Attend a booth activity

We’ll also have a robust schedule of techy activities taking place at our booth in the Career Fair. You could have the opportunity to meet with our chief technology officer or try out cool virtual reality gear. Stop by booth #2621 for more information, and follow the @BestBuy_Careers Twitter feed for additional details and other special happenings throughout the week.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Our Team Landing Page, and we look forward to getting to know you at Grace Hopper 2016!