Message to Students: Welcome to the Center!

IU Bloomington Students: The Center of Excellence for Women in & Technology provides countless opportunities for you to improve your tech skills, strengthen your leadership abilities, and understand the challenges women in tech fields face and how to combat them! Listen as some of our students talk about their experiences with the Center and what it means to them.

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the center is a place where you can come

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in with no

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knowledge or all the knowledge you have

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and

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just refine those or learn new things in

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a

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supportive community where you're not

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judged if you don't know something

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or you're welcomed with your knowledge

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as well to help others

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the center is like a supportive family

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that advocates for you

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what the center really had in their

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community was not only an opportunity to

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learn different skills 3d printing

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coding

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game design but it also had this

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attitude of you are fine where you are

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let's keep going and empower you as an

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individual

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i kept an open mind when going into cut

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because i was kind of afraid that i

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didn't have the technology

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background to like be a valuable member

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of seawit

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and they completely proved me wrong even

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if we're not going into the technology

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field ourselves we may

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be able to understand how this

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technology works because we might be

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using it in our workplace especially as

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things keep evolving over the years

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it's a great community to be a part of

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rather whether you are a participant

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an intern a affiliate we have all these

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different people

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from all different majors it's not just

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all about the work it's about building

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the team and building your network and

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building relationships and connections

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we all know how to communicate with each

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other and have fun with each other and

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be able to

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bring that to our community see what is

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really great about

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diversity and inclusion and making sure

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that underrepresented people are being

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represented

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and that they're given the opportunity

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to get skills that other people may have

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already had access to

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here's this person who looks like me if

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they can do it then i can do it too

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i've surrounded myself with all these

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women that are so empowering and

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they want to encourage and build you up

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and prepare

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you to step into the workforce i had the

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opportunity to get

01:58

professional development in areas of

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not just how to be a better leader but

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how to be

the center is a place where you can come

00:05

in with no

00:06

knowledge or all the knowledge you have

00:08

and

00:09

just refine those or learn new things in

00:11

a

00:12

supportive community where you're not

00:15

judged if you don't know something

00:17

or you're welcomed with your knowledge

00:20

as well to help others

00:22

the center is like a supportive family

00:24

that advocates for you

00:26

what the center really had in their

00:28

community was not only an opportunity to

00:29

learn different skills 3d printing

00:31

coding

00:32

game design but it also had this

00:35

attitude of you are fine where you are

00:37

let's keep going and empower you as an

00:40

individual

00:41

i kept an open mind when going into cut

00:43

because i was kind of afraid that i

00:45

didn't have the technology

00:46

background to like be a valuable member

00:48

of seawit

00:50

and they completely proved me wrong even

00:52

if we're not going into the technology

00:54

field ourselves we may

00:56

be able to understand how this

00:57

technology works because we might be

01:00

using it in our workplace especially as

01:02

things keep evolving over the years

01:04

it's a great community to be a part of

01:07

rather whether you are a participant

01:09

an intern a affiliate we have all these

01:12

different people

01:13

from all different majors it's not just

01:16

all about the work it's about building

01:17

the team and building your network and

01:19

building relationships and connections

01:21

we all know how to communicate with each

01:23

other and have fun with each other and

01:25

be able to

01:26

bring that to our community see what is

01:29

really great about

01:30

diversity and inclusion and making sure

01:32

that underrepresented people are being

01:34

represented

01:35

and that they're given the opportunity

01:37

to get skills that other people may have

01:39

already had access to

01:41

here's this person who looks like me if

01:44

they can do it then i can do it too

01:46

i've surrounded myself with all these

01:48

women that are so empowering and

01:50

they want to encourage and build you up

01:53

and prepare

01:54

you to step into the workforce i had the

01:57

opportunity to get

01:58

professional development in areas of

02:02

not just how to be a better leader but

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how to be

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more confident in myself as a person and

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as a leader

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i've had so many positive experiences

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over the past four years

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as a intern of the women who co team as

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the lead intern

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and now starting a new team for ai and

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ethics

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i've learned so much about tech since

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i've been part of c-wit

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getting involved in the center was one

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of the best decisions i made

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as an iu student just go for it then you

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might realize this has

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been something you're like why didn't i

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do this from the very beginning

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i realized this is going to be one of

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the few times in my career that i'll be

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able to have this type of impact

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to be on the ground working with other

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amazing women who are very different

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than me

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with the same common purpose of

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empowering other people

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you

Every company these days is or is becoming a tech company, and every employee must have a modicum of tech skills. The IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology can help guide and support you through this journey to career opportunity, help you build and grow a network of support to last throughout your career. Take advantage of it.

Mike Langellier, President & CEO, TechPoint

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