Freshman/Sophomore Internship Panel (Collaboration with Penn WiCS!)

WiCS Residential collaborated with Penn’s WiCS club to host a panel with current WiCS members who completed programs such as Google Engineering Practicum, Microsoft Explore, and Facebook University during their freshman/sophomore summers. This event was targeted to underclassmen women looking into summer internship opportunities. Tea-Do was served!

KCECH Robotics Fair 2019!

WiCS Residential collaborated with STWing Residential Program to host their annual Robotics Fair in which various members from Penn came to celebrate the field of robotics. There were presentations from various researchers in Robotics, including representatives from the GRASP lab. Attendees participated in Hebocon, a robot building competition. Students came together to build, learn, engage…

Code@Nite!

WiCS Residential hosted a late night coding and studying session from 10pm-12am with snacks where the WiCS Residential community came together to code, study, and meet new friends!  

Upperclassmen Q&A Panel

October 8th Last week, we invited four upperclassmen to a Q&A panel in KCECH to discuss their experiences with finding internships and different positions as an undergraduate student. We lured participants in with free Thai food and consequently many underclassmen showed up ready to listen to the imparted wisdom of their upperclassmen peers! With topics…

NYC Google Tech Trek 2018

October 4th On the first day of fall break, the first WiCS event took place as we gathered a group of 16 to visit Google in New York as a Tech Trek. We met our very own Penn alums, who gave us a brief tour of their favorite parts of the building and sat down…

Benedict Brown Dinner Discussion

The first WiCS dinner discussion with Professor Benedict Brown–the CIS 110 professor– was a huge success! As we dined on delicious food from Hummus, we listened to him discuss his career path and current projects. As of that time, he was working on digital restoration of antique pieces. Professor Brown was one of my professors…

Winter PennApps 2016

The second Penn-hosted hackathon of the year was almost like a miniature of the first (it’s hard to beat an event held at the Wells Fargo Center, after all). To me, however, it was a much more intimate and rewarding experience. This time around, I teamed up with Penn seniors Sally Kong, Carter Tilghman, and Vincent…

FemmeHacks 2016

BY: JESSICA KIM FemmeHacks is Philadelphia’s collegiate all-female hackathon organized by the University of Pennsylvania’s Women in Computer Science. The hackathon’s aim is to create a welcoming environment for women in tech. Women from local and east coast universities and various company mentors came for this event. The first day consisted of various workshops ranging…

Mock Interview Practice

Spring semester is both warmer and a bit more stressful than fall because of tech interviews. To prepare, Jess and I practiced programming questions from Cracking the Interview with help from Sally. The book was super helpful and practicing with a group kept all of us focused. Shoutout to Sally for providing the book! (On…