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STEM Speaker Series: How to Land a Tech Internship

The Spring STEM Speaker Series kicks off with a discussion on how to land a meaningful tech internship. It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in Building 6, Room 102.

Held in both the fall and spring semesters, the STEM Speaker Series features professionals from various science, technology, engineering, and mathematics 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 $10 million campaign for paid summer internships. Iris has a bachelor's degree 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, a tech company located in San Francisco, 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.

For more information about upcoming speakers in the series, visit the Cañada College STEM Speaker Series website.

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