Facebook awarded Lu a Grace Hopper scholarship last year. She wrote this guest post to share her experience. She recently decided to join Facebook as a software engineer. This year we’ve expanded our scholarship program; you have until July 1st to apply for it.
I don't always read Facebook ads. But this one caught my attention: "Grace Hopper Scholarship." I bookmarked the link but promptly forgot about it.
Fast forward two weeks: It was 11PM, the deadline was midnight, and, to my relief, the application process was relatively painless — I had to write just a few short paragraphs and submit a resume.
Fast forward a few months: I was in Atlanta, Georgia, at the 2010 Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing with nearly 2,000 other technical women (and a handful of brave men — kudos to y'all).
The experience was amazing, providing:
Fast forward to today: Thanks to the Grace Hopper scholarship from Facebook, I got connected with a terrific group of Facebook engineers. In August, I'll be joining Facebook as a software engineer myself!
I can’t recommend applying for a scholarship enough. The deadline is July 1, 2011. Good luck!