Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs thattarget youth. This one-day event, held at multiple Microsoft locationsworldwide, is designed to provide high school girls with a better understandingof what a career in technology is all about.
About DigiGirlz Day
During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gainexposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look atwhat it's like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls withcareer planning assistance, information about technology and business roles,thought-provoking exercises, and interesting product demonstrations. Byparticipating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out aboutthe variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and canexplore future career paths.
EventLocation: Microsoft Corporation, 100 CorporateWoods, Suite 240, Rochester, NY 14623
Date: Friday, April 20, 2012
Audience: High School Girls exploring careers in high techindustry
Maximumattendees: 45 girls
Additionalinformation about the DigiGirlz program at Microsoft be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/about/diversity/en/us/programs/digigirlz/default.aspx
8:00am – 8:30am
Arrive at Microsoft, Registration
8:30am – 9:15am
Cutting Edge Careers in Technology and Microsoft: Katie Schwartzenburg, Talent Management Consultant, Engineering Profession, Microsoft Corporation
Katie’s job is to keep a pulse on Engineering talent and jobs. You’ll find her most days partnering with Technology Leaders to ensure that Microsoft offers not only great jobs solving hard problems to have serious impact on the world, but also that employees can enjoy a long and successful career across Microsoft’s broad range of products and technologies.
9:15am to 10:00am
Team Building Exercise: Kathleen Johnson, Technology Program Manager, Xerox Corporation
10:00am to 10:15am
10:15am to 11:00am
Student Innovation: Priscilla Yin, Vivian Liao, Students, RIT School of Interactive Games & Media, College of Computing & Information Sciences.
Have you ever used a smart phone application? Priscilla and Vivian will provide an overview of a prototype game entitled ‘Block Block’ which they created in a mere 12 hours for the Windows Phone. They recently won a Microsoft Choice award at the Microsoft Hack-A-Thon. They plan to enter the game in the Big App on Campus challenge, and later plan to enter the Imagine Cup contest with a new title.
11:00am to 11:30am
Take Charge of your Digital Life: Cathy Leous, Developer Solution Specialist, Microsoft Corporation.
Cathy spends her days working with developers at major companies in the northeast. Each year Microsoft participates in Safer Internet Day (SID) to help promote safer and more responsible use of online technology around the world, especially among young people. Cathy will lead an interactive discussion on best practices to protect yourself (and your friends) from drama and scams and protect your online reputation, both now and in the future.
11:30am to 11:45am
11:45am to 12:30pm
Career Panel Luncheon: An open Q&A forum with Microsoft employees and partners to answer career questions.