Wolfpack at MTV

Wolfpack

A couple of weeks ago we had a group of 30 NC State students visit us at MTV as part of a Silicon Valley tour conducted by the Entrepreneurship Initiative at NC State . A few days before they visited I got an email from a recruiter asking me if I would be interested to be a part of a panel which would do an information session with these students. While I was not sure what I would speak to them, I was kind of excited about it so I said yes. The group which headed down to meet us, was very diverse. It had students from Poole, Textiles, Industrial and Engineering courses.

The panel had 5 people including me, and only 2 of us were SWEs. Among others there was a Psychologist (cool, ah!), a Product Manager, and an IT resident. Apart from sharing my experiences, I got a chance to hear the perspectives of people from different roles in our company. And it is always fun to hear older alum share their fun experiences about state. The group was very interactive, so we ended up having a good time answering their questions, and in general talking to them. After the information session we walked around the campus taking them to a few good photo hot spots, and later to lunch. One incident I distinctly remember was, after getting the food at the cafe a couple of students from the group asked us where should they pay. And when we said they don’t have to, it was fun to see their reaction :).

I did wish I knew about this tour while I was still a student, so if you are still at State and if you’d be interested in something like this you should probably check out when this would happen again and apply for it.

Update [03/25]:
Thanks to Sabrina, our Programs Coordinator I was able to get my hands on a few pictures

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Squaw Valley resort

We went to Squaw Valley resort last week. This resort is near Lake Tahoe and is set beautifully in the middle of mountains. The scenic view from the resort is breath taking, especially with the snow covered mountains, and natural green all around. This is a Ski resort, so the first thing we did after getting there was to take a lift to the top of a mountain and Ski. Skiing is a lot of fun, if you know how to ski. Otherwise it is still fun, but by the end of the day you most probably would end up hurting your butt. I kind of had mine imprinted all over the mountain.

74953eed0823a1b184f6128db76083faI also got to ride on a Ski-mobile, and it was exhilarating. We ended our day in a Karaoke party with a full bar, so that wasn’t so bad. The next day I mostly strolled around the resort, and in the afternoon took the bike trail along the Truckee river. This was a 2 hour ride, and we had two guides accompanying us for the ride. I rode a mountain bike for the first time, and I think I like it. It takes a bit more effort to ride, but offers a lot of control. Our guides made sure we had enough pit stops to slow down and enjoy the ride. And apart from explaining the historical significance of the place they did tell us some interesting stories. Fyi Squaw Valley resort was the host to 1960 Winter Olympics. At the foot of the mountain you can see the olympic symbol decorating multiple view fronts in the resort.

Some pics below

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