GHC News: Top Seven Reasons Students Should Go To GHC
Students: Register today for the Grace Hopper Celebration! Here are seven reasons why you should join us from November 9-12 in Portland, Oregon:
1. Find a job or internship
Over 70 companies, universities, and government laboratories will be recruiting for job and internship positions at the 2011 Grace Hopper Celebration. The Career Fair on Wednesday night will give you the opportunity to meet with representatives from these organizations, and the exhibit hall will be open throughout the conference. Recruiters have access to the conference’s resume database from summer onwards, so upload your resume today to begin the search for your next job or internship at GHC.
2. Hear from Sheryl Sandberg and Shirley Jackson
Grace Hopper Celebration keynotes are always highly anticipated, and this year’s conference features Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer at Facebook and Shirley Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Listen to what these two successful women in technology have to say, and introduce yourself after the presentations.
3. Network with technical women from all disciplines and career stages
Over 2,800 attendees are expected at this year’s Grace Hopper Celebration, from all areas of industry and academia. You’ll have lots of opportunities to talk with fellow attendees and expand your network during sessions, during meals, and at evening activities.
4. Figure out the next stage of your career
On Wednesday, November 9, CRA-W will be sponsoring a series of Career Mentoring Workshops for undergraduates and graduates. Topics include: how to apply to graduate school, graduate school survival skills, publishing your research, finding your dream job, and more.
5. Attend one of the largest Poster Sessions at an academic conference in the US
Find out about what research others in the field are pursuing, and learn about current research in your area of technology as well as other areas. Grace Hopper Celebration poster sessions often result in new inspiration and future collaborations.
6. Try your hand at Open Source
Whether you’re experienced with open source or totally new to it, come take part in Grace Hopper Open Source Day on the final day of the conference, which will include a workshop, Codeathon for Humanity, and exhibition tables featuring various open source projects.
7. Visit Portland, Oregon
Finally, enjoy a few days away in Portland, Oregon! While you’re there, don’t miss out on the city’s many food carts, coffee shops, and parks, as well as Powell’s City of Books, the largest independent bookstore in the US.