Swansea University Computer Science students invited to 'Come and Work for Google'

Swansea University Computer Science lecturers Liam O’Reilly and Dan Archambault recently visited Google for their ‘Faculty in Residence’ pilot programme. This is where universities work with Google to ensure that they are teaching the skills that companies like Google need.

A senior software engineer from Google San Francisco visited our students last week and gave an insight into the world of Google – and advice on how to be successfully apply for a job with the tech leader. 

Will Harwood, who graduated from Swansea University, spoke to our current postgraduate Computer Science students about what it’s like to work for Google and encouraged them to consider applying for a position at the company.  

The recruitment process for roles at Google is highly competitive, and Will’s advice to our students was invaluable to help them learn more about what skills are needed to stand out in the application process.

The talk was part of a series of events aimed at boosting our students’ career prospects at leading global technology companies.

Swansea University Computer Science lecturers Liam O’Reilly and Dan Archambault recently visited Google for their ‘Faculty in Residence’ pilot programme. This is where universities work with Google to ensure that they are teaching the skills that companies like Google need.

Google were very impressed with the Computer Science curriculum at Swansea, and were keen to receive job applications from our students. Dan and Liam gave an interactive lecture on 10 October 2017 to tell students what Google are looking for in terms of skills and experience.

They also described the types of activities that students can get involved in, which get them noticed by companies such as Google. Students are looking forward to a visit by both a Google recruiter and Google Engineer in November 2017 and the University being a hub for the next Google Hash Code event. https://hashcode.withgoogle.com/