Cool Careers for Girls in Computers (Cool Careers for Girls by Ceel Pasternak, Linda Thornburg

By Ceel Pasternak, Linda Thornburg

Written specially for women a long time from eleven to fourteen years, this identify profiles 10 ladies operating in pcs. each one girl finds how she broke into her box, the character of her paintings, and why she loves what she does. Books during this well known, hugely acclaimed sequence take a desirable examine fascinating non-traditional careers for ladies. jam-packed with inviting images and pictures, each one quantity describes the careers of 10-11 ladies. those ladies have been like a few ladies this day - they dreamed of profitable careers yet usually did not be aware of what they desired to do or tips to cross approximately pursuing a occupation that might be significant to them. via sharing their tales, they supply younger readers with solid position versions and perfect recommendation for getting ready for his or her specific careers. The upbeat and informative pages, written in an age-appropriate type, inspire profession exploration and increase women' occupation horizons. The e-book additionally offers: a character record for every activity; talents and actual calls for; schooling requisites; lists of books, movies, and internet sites; wage diversity; and companies institutions to touch.

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I was hired because I had an ability they needed-I knew APL (the letters stand for A Programming Language). I had learned it in high school as another way to do math. At this job I learned about arbitrage. I spent time on the trading floor on Wall Street, and my team and I had responsibility analyzing the arbitrage decision-support computer system. The computers were programmed to analyze what is happening in the market and notify traders when there is an anomaly-a glitch in prices that they know will correct itself.

Younger) grew up in New York City. Gerry was recruited for her job a t She went t o public school in the city AOL because of her knowledge of net- and spent her free time ice skating in work computing, an area she has the winter, swimming and boating in worked in for many years. She was the summer, and playing the guitar hired as AOL director of telecommu- year around. nications and later promoted t o vice president. Gerry went to college at the State University of New York (SUNY) in “It’s great to be in this industry, Binghamton.

I traveled and the work was constantly changing. I never got bored, that’s why I loved it,” she says. Carol and five others traveled as a team to companies that Salomon was thinking of buying. Each of the six team members had a different expertise - Carol’s was technology. The team members would analyze the company, then get together and discuss what they had learned, and recommend whether or Carol enjoyed talking with people not t o buy the company. Carol about their jobs, what they were learned to interview and “read” peo- doing and how it might be done dif- ple-see through what people were ferently.

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