B.S. Computer Science, 2017
Chico State Junior Kylee Davis knew that Computer Science was the major for her when she saw the power of technology to help change the world. Now, as she enters her senior year, she prepares for the summer internship of a lifetime with Google’s Software Engineering program.
Davis helped secure her internship by making good use of her free time. She put her classroom education to work by participating and holding positions in various clubs and organizations.
She currently serves as Vice President for Chico’s section of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE), as well as Future Leader of Region A. She was also nominated and selected from a competitive pool of 100+ applicants to participate in the SWE Future Leader development program for “exhibiting strong leadership potential, active participation and enthusiasm within the section.” Additionally, she is the Treasurer of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), Chico Section.
On campus, Kylee is active in the Chico State Honors Program; the Computer Science Honors Society, Upsilon Pi Epsilon (UPE); the Web Development Club; and the National Honor Society. She has also been placed on the Dean’s List and become a Lifetime Member of California Scholarship Federation.
These clubs and organizations have helped Davis apply her knowledge, build her resume, and land a top internship. During Summer 2015, she had the opportunity to intern for Chevron as a developer, implementing a WebMethods-based tool affecting 100+ people, and creating a data model along with analyses and custom asset types. After completing this internship, Chevron proposed an extension offer for this coming summer.
However, Davis left her options open. During Fall 2015, she received offers by HP Enterprises and Intel at the Technical Career Fair, which she kept under consideration. Shortly after, she received an offer from Apple through a connection within the Computer Science program. However, Google also had their hearts set on hiring Davis, partially due to the good word of Career Center Advisor Art Cox.
“In the beginning of [fall] semester, [Cox] came to talk to the SWE. Following that meeting, I made an appointment with him to review my resume. Shortly after, he contacted me and asked for my help in organizing the Google Tech Talks. I was very excited for this opportunity, as it put me in contact with a recruiter from Google,” says Davis.
After enduring her marathon interview process with Chevron, HP Enterprise, Intel, Apple and Google, Davis chose Google for her summer internship.
Beginning May 23, Davis will hold the position of Google’s Software Engineering Intern. Here, she will be working on artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. Hoping to one day change the world through technology, Davis knows that this internship will help her to problem-solve big-scale issues.
To get in touch with Kylee Davis, contact the Career Center or visit kyleemdavis.com.