University of Washington Bothell CSS students, faculty, and staff traveled to Houston, Texas in October to attend a three-day conference that serves as the largest gathering of women technologies in the United States. Designed to bring together women in computing to discuss research and career interests, The Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference fosters a sense of community and highlights the contributions of women in computing.
Conference attendees were able to attend various expos, plenaries, poster sessions, professional development workshops, and clusters—groups of tracks that cover similar topics, including: General Session, Technology, Emerging Technology, Special Session, among others. Job Seekers were able to take part in the three-day career fair featuring companies like: Google, Macys, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Ebay, Intell, Facebook, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Dell, LinkedIn, Verizon, Adobe, and AT&T, and many more.
Computing & Software Systems is a proud sponsor of Grace Hopper 2016. We are changing the future of STEM, with a focus on bringing the diverse perspective of women and underrepresented minorities into the field.
Last summer, the CSS Faculty concluded a yearlong endeavor to update their mission, vision and goals.
Our purpose is to be a collaborative community that provides cross-disciplinary education and research in computer science and software engineering, resulting in lifelong personal growth for our graduates, impact on our profession, and economic growth and social justice in our communities.
Accomplishing our mission results in the following:
My name is Michael Kimball-Bryant and I am filling the newly-created role of Graduate STEM Career Counselor in the STEM Office of Research and Graduate Studies (ORGS). I am a Pacific Northwesterner returning to the region after a five-year hiatus living in Chicago and New York. I attended graduate school at Loyola University Chicago where I worked closely with international students at University of Chicago’s International House. Post-graduation I provided career advising to graduate students at Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York City. I returned to Chicago to work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where I managed the on-campus recruiting program and provided career advising for engineering and business students at all degree levels.
I am the first Career Counselor on campus to support a specific student population, graduate and certificate STEM students. I will also contribute to external relations efforts with STEM employers and alumni in industry. I am available to meet with students to discuss technical resume reviews, developing a job & internship search strategy, career transition & exploration, salary negotiation and professional portfolio review, among other topics.
There are several events planned for the winter and spring quarters you should be aware of, which include “Making the Most of STEM Networking Night” workshop on January 19, the STEM Networking Night on January 26, “Nailing the Technical Interview” workshop on February 9, “How to Job Search in 2017: Using Science and Technology to Your Advantage” workshop on March 2, “How to Tactfully Negotiate Your Salary” on April 6, along with other workshops and events. Please check the UW Bothell calendar or UWBCSS Facebook for the latest on these events—dates are subject to change.
If you are a STEM graduate student and would like to schedule an appointment with me, please contact the Office of Research and Graduate Studies at email@example.com or 425.352.5490.
Otherwise, feel free to contact me if you have a suggestion for an event or an employer you would like to see recruiting on campus, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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