This week we’re excited to welcome Ivy Wills to the team as our new Summer Intern!
Ivy is a second-year computer science student at the University of Toronto Scarborough. She grew up in Windsor and is currently spending the summer here before her second year.
Starting in her grade 12 year of high school, she joined her high school robotics team, the 5885 Wiredcats. Here she learned the basics of programming and developed an interest in machinery. Following grade 12, she developed her teaching skills leading a month-long introduction to robotics summer class to children in grades 3-4. During her first year of computer science, she learned different programming languages and developed an interest in game development.
We asked Ivy a few questions to get her started. Here’s what she had to say.
What do you hope to gain from this Summer Internship?
This summer, I hope to gain exposure to Windsor’s vibrant tech companies in order to help me decide on a future career path.
What advice would you give to other young women looking to get into tech?
I would encourage them to start as soon as possible and not be intimidated. I think that joining my high school robotics team and participating in Code a Dream at the University of Windsor really helped me see the support and learning opportunities that are available for women in tech.
Help Ivy on her adventure!
Ivy will be traveling Windsor-Essex this summer in hopes of gaining valuable insight into career paths while documenting her experience and lessons in her blog “Ivy’s League”. Interested in welcoming Ivy to your tech company? Let us know!
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