Editor's note: This is the third in a series of articles about students in the College of Information Sciences and Technology completing internships this summer.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Upon starting her internship this summer, Bailey MacDowell was encouraged to discover that many of the activities she enjoys at Penn State are also a part of the community at The Boeing Company. With a wide gender gap in the technology industry, the rising senior in the College of Information Sciences and Technology is an advocate for strengthening the position of females entering tech careers—which she does both at Penn State and at her internship in Bellevue, Washington.
“I love working as the president of (the) Women in IST (student organization) on campus, and I am able to connect with Boeing Women Inspiring Leadership and other active groups in the community that promote diversity internally while volunteering locally,” she said.
Through her internship, MacDowell has connected with employees and leaders who are highly active in promoting diversity in the industry, as well as with fellow interns who are members of women in technology organizations at their respective universities.