At SHARE Academic Student Career Days, held recently in St. Louis, students gathered for an immersive, two-day experience of all things mainframe. From hands-on learning activities, to networking opportunities, interview practice and a panel with recently hired mainframe professionals, there was no shortage of learning and exchange of information taking place. The students were a diverse group, ranging in age and experience, including one student in eighth grade, a few in college and one adult exploring the mainframe as her second career.
We took a moment to catch up with a few students between sessions, and their passion and enthusiasm for the profession is evident. With continued learning and more hands-on experience in the years to come, the students interviewed, and others like them, will help shape the next wave of mainframe professionals.