Last week, CSM’s Career & Workforce Hub took two groups of students to Google for a campus tour and meet-and-greet with CSM alumna Stephanie Cheung. Stephanie got her start as an accounting student at CSM and transferred to UC Berkeley. Since then, she has worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers, Twitter, Apple and now Google, where she works as a finance manager.
Students had the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a “Googler” as they explored the campus, ate lunch in the famous Google cafeteria, and learned how to prepare to land a career at the company. Stephanie provided an overview of the history of the company, Google teams, the hiring process, and most importantly, what skills and traits recruiters look for in job candidates (something referred to internally as “Googliness.” We’re serious; Google it!).
Students noted the diversity that they saw on Google’s campus. “I’ve heard at least five different languages spoken today,” one said. This sparked discussion amongst the group about the importance of company culture and of supporting an inclusive, diversified workforce that brings various perspectives to solving problems and working in teams.
Stephanie will be joining CSM as an adjunct professor teaching Managerial Accounting (ACTG 131) this coming spring 2019 semester. “Don’t forget to register early!” she said to the group as they boarded the bus back to CSM.
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