Google Sends Engineers To Teach at HBCUs

In an effort to diversify Silicon Valley, Google has sent some of its engineers to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to teach, mentor, and advise on curriculum.

“Today 35 percent of African Americans receiving computer science degrees come from those schools, but they don’t make their way to Silicon Valley’s top tech firms. Google is typical — about 1 percent of its technical staffers are black,” reports The Huffington Post.

Google is sending software engineers to teach at Howard, Virginia’s Hampton University, Fisk University in Nashville, and Spelman and Morehouse colleges in Atlanta to not only teach introductory courses but to train students on such things as how to compose a professional email and how to handle a software engineering job interview.

Thirty HBCU students intern at Google interns. One graduating Howard student has already landed a position at Google.

Read more on this story at CSMonitor




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