Wow, good news seems to come in pairs! Earlier this week I found out about being a Finalist in Google’s Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship and now I’ve received another exciting phone call – this time offering me a summer vacation position at Deloitte!
I’ll be an analyst in the Consulting division for four weeks in November/December. This is great! All of the people I met so far at Deloitte have been very friendly and very funny. It’ll be great to get to learn more about the company before I start applying for graduate positions next year.
There’s mean to be an “Under Offer” celebratory dinner in September but I just realised that I’ll be in Sydney for the Anita Borg retreat! Oh well. Plenty of time to meet more people at the end of the year!
I feel so honoured to be awarded Finalist in the Google Australia & New Zealand 2008 Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship. Anita Borg was a pioneer computer scientist who worked hard to make IT and technology-based careers accessible for women. Google have created a scholarship in her memory for high-achieving female students in information technology, who show leadership potential and who are likely to carry on the work that Commodore Anita Borg began – and this week I had a very exciting phone call telling me that I was a runner-up finalist for this year’s award!
Being a Finalist means that I am awarded a monetary prize for educational purposes but also means I will be travelling to Sydney for a retreat! I’ll be meeting the other Finalists and Scholars at the Google offices – I can’t wait! It’s only a few weeks away…This is so exciting!