How to Break into Computer Science as a Non-Traditional Student

February 4, 2021 6:00 pm PDT
Hear from female UW Bothell alumni who have gone onto roles at Microsoft and T-Mobile, and DEI recruiters from Nintendo and Getty Images.

About This Event

Together, we welcome you to join us in an open conversation about how to break into computer science and enter industry as a non-traditional student.  Hear from female UW Bothell alumni who transitioned into computer science with a nine-month Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development program, and a global talent acquisition senior manager at Getty Images  about the landscape of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in industry and tips for locking in and shining in an interview.

Facilitator: Elizabetha Scallon, Alexa Startups & Fund – GTM & Operations at Amazon, prior UW Director, CoMotion Labs: Fluke Hall, HQ, Spokane, Startup Hall & CoMotion MakerSpace

Panel: 

LaQuita Hester, Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, Getty Images

Kelsey Stemm, Software Engineer at Microsoft, 2016 UW Bothell Alumna Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development

Emily Hsu, Software Engineer at T-Mobile, 2017 UW Bothell Alumna Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development, MSCSSE ‘20

Pradnya Sahasrabudhe, Sr. Business Systems Analyst at Nintendo

Agenda

6:00-6:10 p.m. Welcome & Intro

6:10-6:50 p.m. Open conversation with panel

6:50-7:10 p.m. Q&A

7:10-7:30 Networking

Speakers

Kelsey Stemm, Software Engineer at Microsoft

2016 UW Bothell Alumna Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelseystemm/

Emily Hsu, Software Engineer at T-Mobile

2017 UW Bothell Alumna Graduate Certificate in Software Design & Development, MSCSSE ‘20 https://www.linkedin.com/in/emily-hsu/

LaQuita Hester, Senior Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, Getty Images

https://www.linkedin.com/in/laquita-hester-97aa2931/

Pradnya Sahasrabudhe, Sr. Business Systems Analyst at Nintendo

Pradnya is a results driven professional with several years of experience in financial system analysis and implementation. I am passionate about working with business to understand requirements, identify opportunities for automation and gain operational efficiencies. I believe in building strong relationships with business partners. Over several years I have worked in entertainment, digital imaging and fin-tech industries. https://www.linkedin.com/in/pradnya-sahasrabudhe-11818a2/
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