P2T class takes field trip
The Pathways to Tomorrow computer science class made three stops in Omaha recently to explore career and educational opportunities.
At the first stop, students participated in “1 Million Cups” held at the StartUp Collaborative in The Exchange building. It is a free program designed to educate, engage and connect entrepreneurs with their communities. There was a short presentation followed by small group discussions over coffee. The P2T group toured the office and spaces available. Taylor Korensky from “Appsky Labs, LLC” shared with students about his personal experiences and his startup company.
The second stop was the Peter Kiewit Institute. A former classmate of the group guided them through the building where they were able to see a variety of lab rooms and equipment. Recruiter Judith Monarrez Diaz-Kelsey then shared the variety of computer science majors available and the type of jobs available for each field. She also talked about the many career-related internships that could be available to help pay for classes.
Buildertrend was the student’s final stop. It is a company that provides a cloud-based software for builders, remodelers and contractors. David Arnold provided a tour of the different departments in the building as well as insight on what they look for in a new higher. During the tour, Mr. Arnold shared the day-to-day activities of the computer science employees and what is expected of their teams. The environment had activity areas such as a gaming lounge, ping-pong tables and small putting greens.
The day was informative and exciting for these young students who are in the process of making career decisions. Thank you to Mr. Stansberry for arranging this opportunity for the 12 students in the computer science P2T class.