You can get a mentor who is a professional scientist or engineer in industry or government through MentorNet. Apply online at MentorNet.net at anytime during the year. Open to Dartmouth men and women undergraduates, graduates, post docs and junior faculty.
On September 28, the Computer Science Colloquium featured Gayle Laakmann McDowell, author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume at a Women in Science event in 101 Collis hosted by WISP. You can read about Gayle at www.careercup.com and www.technologywoman.com. Gayle Laakmann McDowell is the founder and CEO of CareerCup.com and the author of Cracking the Coding Interview and The Google Resume. CareerCup is the leading source of technical interview preparation and provides a free forum with 3000+ technical interview questions, a book, a video, and mock interviews.
Gayle has worked as a Software Engineer for Google, Microsoft and Apple and has extensive interviewing experience on both sides of the table. She has interviewed and received offers from Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, IBM, Goldman Sachs and a variety of other firms, and she has interviewed over 120 candidates at Google and served on its hiring committee.
Gayle holds a BSE and MSE from UPenn in Computer Science, and an MBA from the Wharton School.
New NSF Policies Provide Flexibility for Researchers Who Juggle Family and Career
by Sara Hebel, Washington, (from the Chronicle of Higher Education, September 26, 2011):
The White House and the National Science Foundation announced new policies on Monday that are designed to provide greater workplace flexibility for postdoctoral fellows and early-career faculty members who are juggling careers and families and to eliminate some of the barriers that commonly deter women who might otherwise pursue careers as scientists and engineers. Read more here.
Last Updated: 12/19/11