Developer Student Club Leads are passionate leaders at their university who are dedicated to helping their peers learn and connect. These Leads may be pursuing various degrees but have a good foundational knowledge of software development concepts.
Google collaborates with DSC Leads once a year who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate university degree and supports them as they start and grow their on-campus community. The application process is in general a 2 step process, in the first step you need to fill in all your details, drop your resume and a short video for your DSC application. Once shortllisted, you get an invitation for an interview. Here is the link of my application video, in case you find it useful!
To know even more about the application procedure head over here.
A little back story into how I joined DSC and my journey up to the time I got selected as the DSC Lead for Netaji Subhash Engineering College, Kolkata, India :
I came into college with a very heavy heart because I did not perform too well in my JEE, and I felt demotivated. However, in my first week, I came across this community that I had in my college- Developer Students Club. I am the sort of person who is passionate about challenges and if some work excites me, I am all in there! DSC NSEC sparked that interest in me, and sitting in a class of at least a 100 people, I was amazed and I wanted to be there, in that community, building projects, showcasing my work, and of course a tiny wish of leading the community someday :)
This community stands for diversity and inclusiveness, a stage to support developers and enhance solutions as a team, kindness to accept opinions and work as a team, and the ability to work and develop for a social cause and to make an impact no matter how small.
I’ve had a wonderful lead before me to guide me through the process and has always been a constant support for me in this community. His dedication and honesty towards work has inspired me on this journey and has taught me quite some much in my journey of however far I have come. Thanks, Anubhav Bhaiya!
I have always admired him and have wanted to take over the responsibilities of the club. Coming into college I saw how different it was from my school. I come from a girls school, and I had never experienced any form of discrimination and have never felt unwanted in any room. There are two paths that I could take after coming to college. I could sit there, complain about the condition and lack of diversity and representation or I could aspire to make a change. I did have my fair share of bad days in college where I felt demotivated and unwanted but I went through almost half of my college life with a good playlist, 5 wonderful friends, and a heart that never said no. A tech community has also been a major reason behind my growth in college. I love working with technology, building projects to provide sustainable and creative solutions and growing in a mutually developing environment.
That was where my motivation to lead this club came from. I loved this entire journey in the community so far and I wish to take this community to greater heights with a wonderful team.
I hope you got some insight into the process through this blog. You could connect with me on any of the social media platforms to know more about this program or maybe to share your favorite Arctic Monkeys song :)