June 8 – 3:00 to 5:30 PM
Target Plaza Commons – 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403

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About the Event

Are you eager to advance your career in the technology industry and looking for ways to expand your network and find a mentor to guide you through this exciting but sometimes challenging journey? If so, you will want to take advantage of this empowering program on the power of mentorship.

Join us as we share stories of successful mentor-mentee relationships and provide practical tips and tools to help you find your mentor and build a robust professional network. Through an engaging presentation and exercises designed to help you warm up to networking, you’ll leave feeling more confident in your ability to lead, inspired to take your career to the next level, and excited about the future of the tech community.

Don’t miss this opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and discover how mentorship can help you reach new heights in your career.


Maria Vittone

Career Advisor & Director of Nontraditional Programming at North Hennepin Community College and Hennepin Technical College

Mentorship Panel

Alisha Hwee

Senior Software Engineer, Target

Anusha Dhamera

Software Engineer, Target

Todd Eyrick

VP, IT Enterprise Systems & Planning, CHS, Inc.

Nick Ricci

Project Management Specialist, CHS, Inc.

Event Schedule

3:00 – 3:30 PM – Networking & Appetizers
3:30 PM – 4:15 PM – Presentation by Maria Vittone
4:15 PM – 5:00 PM – Mentorship Panel
5:00 – 5:30 PM – Networking

Location & Parking

Date: Thursday, June 8th
Time: 3:00-5:30 PM
Location: Target Plaza Commons, 1001 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55403 (across the street from Target Headquarters)
Parking: Metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the building, and covered parking is available in the following garages:

      • Leamington Parking Ramp- 1001 2nd Avenue South
      • Marquette Parking Ramp- 1111 Marquette Avenue
      • Target Store Ramp- 910 LaSalle Avenue


About Tech Careers 1.0 & This Event

This event is designed for technology professionals who are in the first five years of their careers, but it is open to anyone interested in progressing their technology career. The event includes a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions and get advice and insights from industry experts and senior leaders. Additionally, attendees are encouraged to complete an anonymous survey on their experiences as early-stage employees. This survey will provide valuable feedback and insights, shaping the event’s content, and making it more beneficial for all attendees.

To make the most of the event, it is recommended that attendees arrive on time, take advantage of the networking opportunities, engage with the speakers and other attendees, and come prepared with any questions they may have about advancing their technology careers. Also, remember to complete the anonymous survey; it will help shape the event’s content and make it more beneficial for all attendees.