This week has been full of activities in schools throughout New Hampshire to encourage girls in high school to explore career options in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). @Website Publicity joined other companies and organizations to provide support for this program, which was created by the New Hampshire High Tech Council’s forum called TechWomen TechGirls.
I had the opportunity to spend a morning with 9th grade girls at Nashua South High School on November 19. I am one of the TechWomen Ambassadors who, along with other Ambassadors that included women from Federal Aviation Administration, Citronics , and SolidScape, set up stations for groups of girls to cycle through. At my station, we had huddled around one computer and explored Google.com. I prompted the girls to conduct various searches; we talked about what results were examples of advertising and how Google AdWords worked. What skill sets might be required for a career in marketing communications? What are the different types of positions in the field?
We discussed “big data” and how each one of us is a complex series of data points: how might that be affecting our online experiences? How might it impact us in the future, online and off?
The girls were smart, friendly, curious, interested and interesting. Website Publicity will be looking to hire a few of these students in about 8 years.
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