The first month of Spring Semester is coming to a close. Earlier this month, Google recruiters visited UCF and held a special luncheon for Women in EECS. Most of the recruiters were former UCF graduates who entered the company full time after graduation. We talked about how each of them came to apply to Google, interview tips, and the importance of support programs in place for women in computing. After lunch, one of the Googlers took us through a demo of Cardboard. Google Cardboard is literally a piece of cardboard that can be assembled into eyewear that holds an Android smartphone. It allows the user to experience virtual reality using various apps in the Google Play store. Thanks to Google for being such a huge supporter of our organization!
-Women in EECS
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On Wednesday, September 3rd, Women in EECS was delighted to hold the student-faculty luncheon, our first of several professional events this semester. The purpose of this event is to allow students to chat one-on-one with female faculty from the College of Engineering and Computer Science about their experience being a female in computing/engineering academia.
We were honored to have faculty guests Parveen Wahid, Nazanin Rahnavard, and Gita Sukthankar. Neela Balkaran, our Professional Development Event Director, hosted the event and kicked off the discussion by asking each faculty member to explain what attracted them to working in academia. After that the floor was open for all students to ask questions.
It was a valuable experience for all who attended. We were especially happy to hear the faculty members express the importance of participating in communities such as Women in EECS as a way to support and encourage women in the field of computing.
We hope to see you at the next professional event: Resume Workshop with Mock Interviews on Thursday, October 2nd from 4pm-5pm! Keep checking our Events page for details.
-Women in EECS