During our 10th Grade Google Workshop in March, our students practiced presenting with confidence! With support from their Googler and mentor, each student created a presentation based on the following prompt:
“During an interview, the interviewer asks you to provide an example of a life experience you have gone through that makes your qualified to work at Google. Share an experience that has helped shape your confidence”
The top 5 presenters from each “breakout group” were chosen to present in front of a large audience (50+ people) made up of fellow students, mentors, FATE Staff and all of the Googlers! One winner was chosen -- Olivia!! -- who was offered the opportunity to return to Google and be immersed in all-things-Google for a day! Below is an awesome recap from Google about how the day went!
FATE student, Olivia Washington returned on Thursday, July 26th, for a personalized immersion day packed with networking, office visits, Employee Resource Group (ERG) engagement, education mapping and fun times! Back in March, OpShop first hosted FATE for an innovation pitch series and Olivia, along with twenty 10th graders, "Presented with Confidence". As a reward for Olivia's hard work and winning the competition, OpShop welcomed back Olivia and FATE Executive Director, Kuhu Saha, for a hand on immersion day.
Olivia's day kicked off with Nakia. To no surprise, Nakia coached Olivia on career development and inspired her to reach for the stars. Nakia, along with Charles, judged the FATE2Google 2018 innovation pitch series back in March. This win provided Olivia the opportunity to return to Google Ann Arbor this summer.
After touring Google Ann Arbor with our office tour guides, Olivia shared time with Diana. In 1:1, Diana spoke to the importance of building her networking and how utilizing her own has paid off throughout her career journey.
Black Googler Network (BGN)-ARB hosted Olivia and Kuhu for their Monthly Welcome Lunch outside on the Market6 patio!
Later in the afternoon, our incredible interns spent time with Olivia. They facilitated icebreakers, participated in speed networking, and completed an education/career mapping activity to help Olivia visualize her potential career and education paths.
Olivia's day concluded with time with her Google mentor, Taylor. Taylor and Olivia spent their time working on branding and learning the importance of having one. In the words of Taylor, "Take your stand and be your own brand". Taylor mentored Olivia back in March for the organization's innovation pitch series.
All Stakeholders enjoyed spending one-on-one time with Olivia and were impressed by her intelligence and poise. Olivia left the day with a Google journal packed with tips, tricks, and helpful life and career advice. Our interns, lead by Swanee, even provided their personal contact information as well as a physical map filled with school advice. Everyone who interacted with Olivia felt inspired and motivated by Olivia's energy and optimism.
A special thank you to Jess, Nakia, Diana, Swanee, Taylor, Charles, and everyone else at Google for making Olivia’s day so special!