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  • Google Anita Borg Scholarship - What ? - My story: why ? - My story: how ? - Start the application Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013    
  • “ Leaders of the future will have to be visionary and be able to bring people in real communicators. These are things that women bring to leadership and executive positions, and it's going to be incredibly valuable and incredibly in demand.” Anita Borg
  • What ? PRIZE  CONDITIONS Recipients will each receive  Be a female student currently a € 7,000 for the '14-'15 AY enrolled at a university for the Finalists and recipients can 2013-2014 AY in CS attend an annual Google networking retreat in 2014. Intend to be enrolled in or accepted as a full-time student in a Bachelor's, Master's or PhD program at a university in Europe, the Middle East or Africa for the 2014-2015 academic year The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 4
  • MY STORY: WHY ? I was convinced by a friend Curiosity ( try and lets see what follows) Money Am I good enough ? - impostor syndrome - how are the others? How will I answer if I get these questions in an interview? Know myself better The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 5
  • MY STORY: CV and RECOMMENDATION? I heard it might matter  Extracurricular  Strong CS backgrund - volunteer - Contests / Awards - society ( e.g. OxWoCS) - Good marks - open source - Good referees - some life besides CS - Some work experience The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 6
  • Finalist Got it :)
  • MY STORY: TECHNICAL ESSAYS What I did  I asked non CS and CS to proof read it - we tend to minimize ourselves I did not get too technical and when necessary I inserted links - we might think everybody knows some concepts I added my own style (added quotes on the motivation) The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 8
  • MY STORY: TECHNICAL ESSAYS Structure - Motivation: - Why is this an important problem? - Why is it a hard problem? - How would it change the world? - What is the big challenge? - Goal and methodology - What is innovative in my solution? Keep It Simple for readers, they have little time per application. The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 9
  • MY STORY: OTHER ESSAYS ? - I read some articles if it is a new topic - e.g.,I did some research regarding the qualities of leaders and I analyze if I have them - I underlined in the essay the keywords that define the answer - I tried to combine what I read with who I was - I tried to show what makes me unique - I tried to show my passion and personality Ask for proof reading. The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 11
  • Example ... The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 12
  • AFTER Boost confidence Great retreat - training - lots of food - great accommodation - networking (e.g. retreat ) - promotion (poster session) Money helped Looks good in the CV The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 13
  • LETS START http://www.google.com/anitaborg/emea/ Make account The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 14
  • Thank you Contact oana.tifrea at cs.oc.ac.uk uk.linkedin.com/in/oanatifrea/ The Google Anita Borg Scholarship Workshop Oana Tifrea-Marciuska December 2, 2013 Page 15