Engineering and Computer Science Students Explore California’s Silicon Valley During Immersion Trip
Twelve students from the College of Engineering and Computer Science spent their spring break in Silicon Valley meeting with Syracuse University alumni at Google, Cisco, NetApp, Langan, Genentech, Autodesk, Bayer and Lam Research. Students had the opportunity to tour facilities and learn more about career opportunities and internships.
“It’s a networking trip where you go see multiple companies every day, they are taking you on tours, they are doing panels, you are having face to face time with alumni and at night you have dinner with an alumni or two too,” says Ashley Hamilton ’25, a computer science student. “It is a way to hone your soft skills, you are going to practice networking.”
“Talking with alumni gives you some of that relatability. They have all shared the experiences. We were all students,” says Jason Bae ’25, a bioengineering student.
“This will show you—here is what Google is like. It is going to show you that work environment and seeing that work environment made me want to apply to some of these companies,” adds Michael Lupton ’25, a computer science student.
“This trip has expanded my vision of where I could potentially see myself in the future,” Parida says.
“This is one of the peaks of my college experience so far,” Bae says. “Doing something that is really important for me and my future career but getting to do it with all these other people who I can now form connections with.”