2023 Career Tracks: West Coast Computer Science & Technology Track (Virtual)
West Coast Computer Science &Technology
January 5th from 8:30am - 4:30pm
Engage with alumni working in large Tech companies, and get insight into different company cultures, develop contacts for support in applying for internships and careers, and expand your network. We are still recruiting for this Track, so check back for updated participant list.
Alumni and Hosts: (More to Come!)
Meta: Kavinda Udugama '09, Senior Program Manager
Google: Asela Gunawardana '96, Engineer
Microsoft: George Armah '08, Software Engineer
Instagram: Farhan Ahmed '05, Head of TPM, Instagram Home
Questions? Contact Josh Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Gateway career Center
Participation in the 2023 Career Tracks Program assumes that you consent to the disclosure and inclusion of your resume to the hosts of the 2023 Career Tracks programs. This consent will remain in effect from January 1, 2023 through March 1, 2023.
How to Apply:
Review details in the 2023 Career Tracks Booklet
1. Resume - attached to Handshake
2. 500-word original essay attached to Handshake that addresses the following questions:
1. Why are you interested in this particular Career Track?
2. What do you hope to gain from the experience, either/both personally
3. How do you plan to prepare for and make the most of this experience?
IMPORTANT: Please respond to prompts within one cohesive 500-word essay, NOT a short
YOUR ESSAY MAY NOT CONTAIN ANY PORTIONS OF A PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED ESSAY USED
TO PARTICIPATE IN EITHER THE EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM OR CAREER TRACK IN PRIOR YEARS.
This is considered a violation of Academic Integrity as defined in the Student Handbook.
You must submit both a resume and essay; incomplete applications will not be considered. DO
NOT PROCRASTINATE. BEFORE you submit, verify that the industry track(s) you are applying to
is for the city and dates that you desire.
As part of the application, you will be prompted to upload your resume and essay as separate
attachments. Please name them with your Lafayette username, class year, and document type
as shown below:
● For the resume: LAFAYETTE USERNAME and 23resume (for example, SMITHJ23resume)
● For the essay: LAFAYETTE USERNAME and 23essay (for example, SMITHJ23essay)
*Please put your name on all pages of your essay*
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST DAY TO SUBMIT THESE DOCUMENTS. Due to the high volume
of applicants, the Gateway Career Center cannot provide last-minute assistance.
IMPORTANT: Applications missing one of the steps will be considered incomplete and will not
be accepted. Questions? Contact the Gateway Career Center at 610-330-5115,
email@example.com, or stop by Room 201 in Hogg Hall for assistance.