Leave it better than you found it

Nordstrom provides software engineering internship info session for local community college students

Community colleges throughout Washington state open the door to a better life for thousands of students each year. From short-term vocational certificates and transfer degrees, to four-year applied baccalaureate programs targeting high-demand fields, there’s something for everyone.

Green River College offers a compelling case in point. In just three years since launch, our bachelor of applied science in software development has scaled to become one of largest BAS degree programs in the state, broadening access to an affordable four-year degree for diverse students. Computer science, we like to think, isn’t just a university thing.

Last week, our growing program played host to distinguished guests from Nordstrom, Lynn Freeman and Meghan Stavig, who delivered an engaging presentation to 60+ Green River students spotlighting Nordstrom’s summer technical internship program.

Freeman, a Senior Information Technology Manager and former Green River IT instructor, and Stavig, a Software Engineer and former community college student, spoke about Nordstrom’s history, offered tips for standing out during the hiring process, and conveyed the company’s clear value proposition to prospective interns.

Competitive compensation, fun events and outings, hackathons, networking and mentoring opportunities, and the chance to work on real-world projects make Nordstrom an exciting destination for computer science students searching for internship opportunities in digital retail.

Meghan Stavig, left, and Lynn Freeman, right, giving an internship tech talk at Green River College.

Freeman and Stavig’s talk also offered a great example of a prominent tech company giving back to local students, putting Nordstrom’s core “leave it better than you found it” value into concrete practice. On behalf of Green River’s software development program, thank you Nordstrom. We hope to have you back in the future!

Interested in applying for a summer technical internship at Nordstrom? Now is the time to apply! Several software engineering-focused internships are available in summer 2018.