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The Illinois Technology Foundation, a Chicago-based non-profit organization dedicated to fueling the technology talent and human capital pipeline through facilitated collaboration between academia and industry, has begun accepting nominations for 50 for the Future, an event honoring Illinois’ most promising technology students.
The event, now in its fourth year, is designed to provide students using technology in innovative ways a means to excel by connecting them with business leaders early in their academic careers. The program is open to candidates enrolled in institutions of higher learning throughout Illinois.
Over 30 of the region’s top technology companies, supporting organizations, and institutions of higher learning have become involved in the competition, offering their C-level executives as judges.
Students who win the award will receive recognition at an April event attended by the competition’s judges and nominators, have access to prospective employers via round tables, web seminars and mentoring programs through the Illinois Technology Foundation, and will have preferred status for limited-capacity activities.
To find out more information or to nominate an outstanding technology student, visit www.50forthefuture.org.
You can help us spread the word and find the next 50 by:
Using Social Media:
Tweet one of these messages:
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Use Your Blog:
We encourage you to support the search by posting a brief blurb on your personal or corporate blog. To make this easier we have prewritten a statement that you can simply repost or edit. You can find that text at the 50 For the Future Web site
We have also designed a blog badge which you can include in your post or in the sidebar of your blog until nominations have closed. You can download this badge at the 50 For the Future Web site
We encourage you to share these steps with others however you can. We were able to indentify phenomenal talents during last years search and we are looking for even more this year.
Tell your friends and colleagues who know students to visit www.50forthefuture.org. Inclusion within the 50 For the Future provides access to some of Chicago’s top technology academics and professionals to help further this group’s career development.