Saint Mary’s Named A Google Recruiting College

Google & SMC partnershipA new inclusive career pipeline is underway for students at Saint Mary’s College of California. As the result of an exciting new partnership, Saint Mary’s has officially been recognized as a recruiting college for Google. Through the partnership, Saint Mary’s students will be eligible to attend coding boot camps and participate in internships and other special educational programs. Importantly, there will also be more targeted outreach to Saint Mary's students for jobs at Google.

“We are tremendously proud that Google has looked to Saint Mary’s as a source for talented and diverse candidates who are entrepreneurial and critical thinkers,” said President James Donahue. “This new initiative recognizes the academic excellence of the College, is aligned with the inclusive principles of our Lasallian Catholic mission, and will provide significant training and future employment opportunities for our students.”

Facilitated through Google’s University Programs, which recently fostered an inclusion partnership with Howard University, a noted historically black college, Google’s connection with Saint Mary’s, builds on the College’s strategic efforts as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) to expand STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) resources for the College’s Hispanic and low-income students. Those resources include a new STEM center, expanded tutoring, mentoring and professional development and outreach training for faculty. Last summer, Computer Science Professor Nada Attar and Business Analytics Professor Navid Sabbaghi, two of the College’s leading professors of data science, attended a three-day Google Faculty Summit in Los Angeles for Hispanic-Serving Institutions.

“As a result of the participation of our professors in Google’s Faculty Summit, and some behind-the-scenes work by some truly committed individuals at Google who learned about our important and successful pathway to science STEM initiative Caminos a Las Ciencias (CALC), we now have a relationship with Google,” said School of Science Dean Roy Wensley. “It’s just remarkable.”

“Saint Mary’s is an ideal partner for Google," said Amy Vernetti, Director of Leadership Recruiting for Moonshots and Bets at Alphabet, Google's parent company. "A diverse student body, a growing reputation in data and computer science, and a 150 year old liberal arts tradition is a great combination for us," added Vernetti, who is an alumna of Saint Mary’s and serves on the advisory board of the College’s School of Economics And Business Administration.

Vice Provost for Enrollment and Communications Dr. Hernan Bucheli, who assisted the College in obtaining HSI status, said, “It is an amazing outgrowth from an innovative STEM program that allows talented students to pursue their higher education dreams. Now, with Google as a Saint Mary’s partner, there are even greater opportunities for all of our students. We are tremendously excited to be a recruiting college for Google.”

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The Saint Mary's College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For more than 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church's oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 4,000 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary's College at stmarys-ca.edu and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.