Grace Hopper Infosession


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Presentation to educate students at Oregon State University about the Grace Hopper Conference. Talk is also a how-to on applying for scholarships to the conference. Slides will be useful to anyone wishing to give an infosession to students at their school.

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  • Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper Known for many, many things, not the least of which is: - creation of the world's first compiler for a computer programming language - pioneering the implementation of standards for testing computer systems and components - helping her team of programmers to craft the first modern computer programming languages, COBOL and FORTRAN - being the namesake for the USS Hopper Navy Destroyer
  • Ask Sarah to talk about her experience at the conference and as an Anita Borg scholar. 3 Anita Borg Scholars in past four years and they've been the only ones from OSU to attend Grace Hopper. We're here to get your help to solve this problem! SIG = Special Interest Group
  • Talk about experiences at GHC 2010 and chances to meet up with women from all over the world
  • Registration fees are not set until registration opens
  • OSU students may have better chance since we would only require conference fees and potentially lodging costs
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  • Committee is looking for: - well written, articulate essay - goals for attending (think about the benefits we discussed earlier in the presentation – networking, job skills, interact with a community of technical women) - that you will share your experiences with others – think blogging, tweeting, photos on Flickr, etc. Think like the committee. The Anita Borg Institute is a donor funded non-profit. They need to prove that their events and programs are effective and they accomplish this by asking attendees to share their experiences.
  • They also collect citizenship and residency data along with basic contact info in Step 1.
  • Pay attention to file nomenclature requirements. Your reviewers will notice if you name your files incorrectly.
  • Pay attention to file nomenclature requirements. Your reviewers will notice if you name your files incorrectly.
  • Following this step, you will be asked to review your entire application for accuracy. You can then add additional files and request recommendations via the main menu.
  • You should select email upon save when adding a recommender so that they receive instructions to submit a letter on your behalf, but you can enter the data and save it without emailing just by unticking the checkbox.
  • It is definitely worth personalizing the automatically generated email.
  • Grace Hopper Infosession

    1. 1. Grace Hopper Infosession Leslie Hawthorn Outreach Manager [email_address] OSU Picture © Greg Keene
    2. 2. Amazing Grace Photo Credit: Wikipedia
    3. 3. <ul><li>World's largest conference for women in computing and technical disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founded by Dr. Anita Borg and Dr. Telle Whitney in 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>GHC 2011 will be in Portland, OR November 9-12, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>What is the Grace Hopper Conference?
    4. 4. <ul><li>Variety of talks from subjects ranging to technical topics, career skill building, finding fulfilling employment, choosing a mentor, more </li></ul><ul><li>TONS of networking </li></ul><ul><li>Workshops, career fair, SIG lunches and events </li></ul>What Happens at Grace Hopper?
    5. 5. <ul><li>Excellent content </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure to academic conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities to network and find internships, potential mentors & friends </li></ul>Why Should You Go to Grace Hopper?
    6. 6. <ul><li>Registration fees ~$250 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Registration opens June 1, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Saving money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Room with a friend in Portland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meals are provided at the conference </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Carpool! </li></ul></ul>Grace Hopper on a Budget
    7. 7. <ul><li>The Anita Borg Institute funds ~300 attendees each year to attend GHC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships cover travel and lodging </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We'll talk about how to apply in just a second ….. </li></ul>Grace Hopper Scholarships
    8. 8. <ul><li>Volunteer for 8 hours at the conference and receive free registration </li></ul><ul><li>Must attend mandatory training on November 9, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Application to volunteer opens July 2011 </li></ul>Volunteering at GHC: Hoppers
    9. 9. <ul><li>Online application system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Don't worry, we have screenshots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>500 word essay </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of support from faculty member to be uploaded by faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Resume </li></ul><ul><li>Entire application due May 16th </li></ul>GHC Scholarships: How-To
    10. 10. <ul><li>Essay topic: </li></ul><ul><li>“ In 500 words or less, please tell us why you would like to attend the Grace Hopper Conference and how you plan to share your GHC experience with others (including your school community) after attending the conference.” </li></ul>The Essay: Great Chance to Help Each Other
    11. 11. <ul><li>Ask a professor that knows your work well so the letter is strong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In person request is best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Include your essay if you can </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Let them know instructions will arrive via email </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don't forget to follow up </li></ul>Approaching Faculty for Letters
    12. 12. <ul><li>Start at </li></ul><ul><li>You can save as draft any time </li></ul><ul><li>You can upload additional files to support your application </li></ul>Scholarship Application How To
    13. 13. Login
    14. 14. Main Menu
    15. 15. Step 1
    16. 16. Step 2
    17. 17. Step 3
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    21. 21. Step 7
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    25. 25. Step 11
    26. 26. Step 12
    27. 27. After Review -> Main Menu -> Recommendations
    28. 28. Recommendations
    29. 29. Recommendations Continued
    30. 30. <ul><li>Entire application due May 16 th </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resume, essay, recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>If you don't receive a scholarship, apply as a Hopper </li></ul><ul><li>It's well worth the investment in your career to attend whether or not you receive funding! </li></ul>Recap
    31. 31. <ul><li>Join the OSU Systers System </li></ul><ul><li>New student group to encourage women in STEM disciplines at OSU </li></ul><ul><li>Semi-regular meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Sign up for our mailing list </li></ul>Another Important Bit
    32. 32. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Thank You!
    33. 33. <ul><li>The photo of Grace Hopper is public domain and sourced from </li></ul><ul><li> . </li></ul><ul><li>All other images, including logos, are property of their respective owners. </li></ul><ul><li>You are free to use, modify and adapt this work. This presentation is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Legal