STEM Speaker Series: Landing a Tech Internship
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Cañada College Spring STEM Speaker Series kicks off with a discussion on how to land a meaningful tech internship. The STEM Speaker Series, held in both the fall and spring, features professionals from various STEM fields talking about their careers, research and educational paths, as well as providing advice for current and future college students. The event is free and open to the public. In the opening lecture of the 2014 Spring STEM Speaker Series, Iris Gardner, manager of events and outreach at CODE2040, and Shola Oyedele, a student at Stanford, will discuss, "Landing a Tech Internship: How to Stand Out in a Crowd." Gardner joined CODE2040 from the Student Outreach team at Google where she managed the Freshmen Engineering Practicum internship program for underrepresented students in Computer Science. She also worked in the Admissions Office of her alma mater, Pomona College, as well as the Career Development Office and helped launch the inaugural year of Pomona’s $10M campaign for paid summer internships. Iris has a BA in Sociology and Politics from Pomona College and is originally from Denver, Colorado. Oyedele is a senior studying Science, Technology & Society with a concentration in Computer Science at Stanford University. Although originally from Maryland, she spent the 2013 summer working at Docmunch as a Front-End Developer. On campus, she holds leadership positions in her local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and in Stanford’s Women in Computer Science Club. Shola enjoys staying active, and her main interests in tech are mobile computing, search, design, and innovation in developing countries.