Summer Lunch STEM Seminars
Have some extra time this summer to participate in a professional development series aimed at summer interns and early-stage professionals? Join us for the Summer Lunch STEM Seminar series.
These sessions are hosted in partnership with Foothill College Workforce Development. No need to RSVP, just join on Zoom.
Sessions are an hour and a half, every other week in July and August 2021. Sessions will be recorded, and links to our YouTube channel will be posted on this page.
How Not to Lose your First Internship - 7/15/21
Gain some tips for success in your first internship, no matter what the field. These are skills you can use for the rest of your working life!
with Christina Shareef, Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Reddit, Inc.
Christina has spent her career helping companies reach their potential as a global Human Resources leader who specializes in building inclusive workplaces and corporate value through market advantage, leveraging employees’ unique skills and perspectives, employee engagement, and workplace culture. Christina is currently the Head of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging at Reddit. Christina approaches her work with the understanding that each of us—every one of us—have ample opportunities to learn from, engage with, and support someone who is different from ourselves. When she is not working, Christina enjoys baking with her daughter, Leila, and fine-tuning her skills as a musician.
Networking, in Person and Online - 7/29/21
Did you know you are always networking? But what are the differences you should keep in mind when networking digitally vs in person? Learn about the top considerations for both and consider crafting your elevator pitch.
with Dr. Miloni Gandhi, Foothill Workforce
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Miloni has lived in Spain, Hawaii, Singapore, and Chile as well as worked extensively in India. Her research interests include international development, global studies, international education, identity, and tertiary student mobility. She speaks fluent Spanish as well as conversational Hindi and Gujrati. Miloni completed her doctoral studies at the UCLA in Social Sciences and Comparative Education with a concentration in International Education. Additionally, she has Bachelor’s in International Development Studies as well as Geography. Her favorite things to do are exploring different cultures through travel and food and documenting them on her iPhone. Her most memorable pre COVID trip was Antarctica which was her 7th continent.
Developing Your Personal Brand - 8/12/21
Did you know that a brand isn't just for a company? Who you are and who you want to be are incredibly important in the career development process. We will build on some of the topics from the Networking Session, such as your personal elevator pitch as well as how to showcase concrete examples that speak to your personal brand.
with Dr. Miloni Gandhi, see bio in previous session
From Foothill to the Workforce - 8/26/21
Panel discussion - Hear from Foothill alumni who are now working in various professions after having majored in a STEM field.