Good Morning Future Owls!
So last week I told ya’ll a little bit about my favorite building on campus: The Wellness Center. However, the Huff House, which holds Rice’s Center for Career Development is a close second. I’ve worked as a student assistant here all semester, and it’s been a fantastic way to start my Monday and Wednesday mornings.
I like to think of the CCD as the “middle man” between Rice students and employers. The counselors and advisors work hard to find career and internship opportunities for rice undergrads, grads, and alums, as well as encourage potential employers to come check out what we Owls have to offer. They also offer career counseling, resume advising, and host tons of information sessions and workshops for everyone on campus. And when the time comes for Rice students to seek employment, a lot of it will take place through the CCD’s career website: RiceLink. The CCD is a wonderful resource – so when you’re here be sure to look out for their announcements and flyers and take advantage of some of the cool stuff they bring to campus.
Actually, the CCD has found an awesome opportunity for you future owls too!
If you’re still looking for summer plans and you think your future may lie in the computer sciences, Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute could be the program for you.
“Up to 60 aspiring computer scientists will be selected to attend one of the all-expenses-paid CSSI sessions at either Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California or Google’s office in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Our first session will take place from June 24 – July 12, 2012, while the second will take place from July 22 – August 10, 2012. This special institute will include an interactive and collaborative CS curriculum, as well as a unique residential experience in which students can build a network with other attendees. They will meet alumni from their schools and other Google engineers while immersing themselves in daily life at Google. Students will also enjoy technical talks by Googlers, lectures by guests from across the technology industry, and local area social activities.”
If this sounds interesting, I definitely encourage ya’ll to apply here: www.google.com/jobs/cssi by this Friday (April 20th).
And if computer science isn’t quite your thing – the CCD caters to everyone’s needs. So be sure to check them out for some career tips and resume advice when you get here.