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Make the Most of FIRST Championship

Apr 11, 2019 Written by FIRST Staff

FIRST® Championship is here and we want to make sure that you’re prepared to take advantage of the non-robot activities that the event has to offer! Specifically, the activities that will take your FIRST experiences and help you harness them for your next steps in life – whether continued education, career, or just staying in touch with the FIRST Community!

 Here are some tips to take advantage of these activities at #FIRSTChamp whether you’re attending in person or online:

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Jillian Bejtlich 

Apr 08, 2019 Written by Jillian Bejtlich, FIRST Alum

I learned to thrive in ever changing environments.

How FIRST Changed Me For The Better. It Can Change You, Too.

Mar 25, 2019 Written by Emily Ralph from FIRST Strategic Partner, Rockwell Automation


Learn about how FIRST led Javion to his career at Rockwell Automation. 

GPA... add it to your resume or not? 

Mar 07, 2019 Written by Ilene Rein, Pounding Pavement 101

Use ACTION VERBS - These verbs will better define your activity of the task and can sometimes be industry specific. Using these words presents to the recruiter that you are a person who takes action on the job and develops a level of excitement in the task at hand.

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Joe Polin 

Mar 06, 2019 Written by Joe Polin, FIRST Alumni, Volunteer and Donor

For Joe, FIRST started the journey to his career at Tesla. 

Use Action Verbs on Your Resume!

Feb 15, 2019 Written by Ilene Rein, Pounding Pavement 101

Use ACTION VERBS - These verbs will better define your activity of the task and can sometimes be industry specific. Using these words presents to the recruiter that you are a person who takes action on the job and develops a level of excitement in the task at hand.

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Rob Fyfe 

Feb 15, 2019 Written by Rob Fyfe, Bechtel Engineer; FIRST Alumnus, Mentor & Referee

Rob Fyfe is a FIRST alumnus from FIRST Robotics Competition Team 240 in Monroe, Michigan. Now a full-time engineer for Bechtel, this year he returned to FIRST to mentor a local high school team, FIRST Tech Challenge Team 11990, in Kennewick, Washington, which Bechtel sponsors. 

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Michael Hodson

Feb 07, 2019 Written by Michael Hodson, FIRST Alum

I create innovative automated solutions as a software developer.

Want to attend the 2019 NSBE Convention!? Qualcomm can help!

Feb 06, 2019 Written by FIRST Strategic Partner, Qualcomm


Qualcomm is accepting applications from FIRST Alumni who are interested in attending the NSBE Conference March 27-31st in Detroit, MI. This opportunity includes conference registration, hotel accommodations for the conference, and travel airfare!

FIRST Alum Spotlight: Rose Lam 

Jan 30, 2019 Written by Rose Lam, FIRST Alum

FIRST Alum Reflects on Her Nine-Year FIRST Journey