CS|Source Stakeholder Spotlight: Bloomberg
February 1, 2020
Q: What draws Bloomberg to the CS|Source Career Fair each year?
We enjoy getting to know the students and learning more about their technical experiences. Bloomberg also has many Virginia Tech alumni working across our engineering department of more than 6,000 software engineers. They are always eager to be back on campus in order to network with students.
Q: How else does Bloomberg engage with Virginia Tech students? What makes Virginia Tech students stand out to you among other universities?
We host events throughout the year, including tech talks, coding challenges, and coffee chats. The student group leaders at Virginia Tech host these events together with us, plus they share insights as to what students are looking to learn from our engineers.
Q: How many total Virginia Tech alumni work for/have worked for Bloomberg?
This year, 10 software engineering interns will be joining Bloomberg for the summer! In 2019, eight Virginia Tech alumni joined our growing community of Hokies in Bloomberg Engineering.
Q: Is this your first year sponsoring SheHacks2020? What do you hope participants get out of this event? What are you hoping to get out of the event?
Yes, this is our first time at SheHacks2020! We hope students used this time to challenge their current technical skills and learn something new. Our engineers were excited to mentor students and make some new connections.
Bloomberg also hosted a mini puzzle challenge during the hackathon to give the students a break from their projects. This also enabled us to share a bit more about our annual Bloomberg intern puzzle challenge.
Q: We asked two alumni, Antuan Byalik (computer science B.S. '14, M.S. '15) and Andrew Merewitz, (computer engineering, ’12), software engineer managers at Bloomberg, how their Virginia Tech education prepared them for the workforce?
One of the best parts about graduating from Virginia Tech is that you not only have the technical skills, but also possess the soft skills needed to be successful very quickly in your career. When you join a company as an intern or full-time employee after graduation, you must collaborate and communicate very effectively – with managers, your peers, product owners, and even sales reps. This critical skill enables you to take on a lot of responsibility quickly and make an impact, in addition to helping fast-track your career growth.