Google Reveals Inside Tips to CSTEM Students
By Bradi Zapata
Eagerly engaged students lined the walls of the Viasat Engineering Pavilion and University Hall on Sept. 14 and Oct. 16 to connect with Google representatives.
The College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSTEM) partnered with Google for two events, “Building Your Technical Career” and “Google Life of a Software Engineer,” in an effort to teach students how to maximize every year they pursue an education at Cal State San Marcos.
Over 225 students were served and received personalized advice about their resumes, technical interviews and recruiter relationships. Many attendees were first- and second-year students majoring in computer science and computer engineering.
During the sessions, Jianfeng “Jeff” Ren, software engineer and project manager for Google Pixel cameras; Moses Derkalousdian, Google software engineer; and Jeremy Ong, Google program manager, provided tools that would equip students to be ready for internships and full-time opportunities.
A longstanding campus partner, Google continually goes above and beyond for students, each time creating a meaningful experience.
The 2½-hour sessions this semester inspired confidence and a go-getting professional outlook. Students often enjoy learning from professionals who work at Google’s San Diego campus because they receive insight about what a career in the field really looks like, then they receive the tools and knowledge about how to obtain an internship or career opportunity, including professional availabilities opening next summer.
“Having Google here made a positive impact on my conception of applying to intimidating internships, and it provided a solid guideline for optimizing my university years,” said Gabriel Tellez Ornelas, a software engineering student and the president of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers student organization.
“I hope that this event advances the relationship between our campus and Google so that students can receive further insights and opportunities.”
CSTEM looks forward to hosting Google representatives in the future and to the prospect of establishing even more professional relationships with STEM industry leaders.
Eric Breier, Public Affairs Specialist
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