On Oct 29, the Google Student Ambassador Team (GSAT) at UWM hosted a Google Tech Talk in Enderis Hall room 107. The event was organized by Google Student Ambassador Casey Hartjes.
The GSAT also partnered with the Career Planning and Resource Center to help organize the tech talk. The Tech Talk featured a guest speaker, senior software engineer Ben Kuehmichel. Kuehmichel gave his presentation to computer science students via live webchat.
Hartjes said that Kuehmichel also talked to computer science students last year and was asked to do it again this year. Hartjes also said that the talk gives students the opportunity to see what companies like Google would like them know by the time they reach graduate level.
The goal of the presentation was focused on how students can get involved with Google. Kuehmichel said in his presentation that Google provides many jobs and internships for students in any particular field.
“Whatever your interests are in computer science, there’s a niche for you at Google,” said Kuemichel.
Like many organizations and companies, Google wants people to know how to prepare for an interview, what they look for in résumés and what extracurricular activities you can take in school that fit a certain field. Hartjes and Kuehmichel both spoke about the benefits a student can receive by earning a job and/or internship at Google. Some benefits include experience building, enhanced tech skills and having a good background on a résumé.
Hartjes pointed out that, for the past 4 years, UWM’s Google Student Ambassador Team has been promoting Google around campus. They also provide students preparation for new resources and possible jobs and internships with the company. The GSAT can also reach out to students on social media. They have plenty of events coming up throughout year and next year (including events for Geek Week).