“Give Work” by Leila Janah, 10/18, 2:30pm at HUB 334


From iSchool Associate Professor Ricardo Gomez: “Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Leila Janah next week on Wednesday Oct 18 at 2:30 at HUB 334.  She is a great speaker, and an energetic leader of Samasource, a company she founded to use information technology and fight world poverty.

She was named one of Fortune’s 40 Under 40 in 2017, Condé Nast’s Daring 25 and Elle’s 2016 Top Women in Tech. She has been profiled in the New York Times, Fast Company, Wired, Forbes, Glamour, Real Simple, and Inc. Look her up.”

Leila Janah founded Samasource with the mission to move people out of poverty by connecting them with digital jobs. Samasource pioneered the concept of impact sourcing, and now provides cutting-edge data work, including image annotation to build training data for machine learning, data enrichment, content services, and more, for companies like Microsoft, TripAdvisor, Google, and Walmart. Samasource proves the concept that tech advances don’t need to leave behind those without opportunity, and that advances in AI can actually create jobs. In her upcoming book, Give Work, Leila describes how companies can do business better by deepening their impact and including economic diversity in their supply chains to move the needle on global poverty.

Career: Professionalism and the Job Interview Process


We are hearing frequent reports from a variety of sources about iSchool students who have received AND accepted internship or full-time job offers, and who are still actively submitting applications for other positions.

The reasons mentioned for students doing this are many. Some students think that there may be a better opportunity, better fit, better salary, etc. in another position. Other students are continuing to apply because they want the practice in interviewing. Others are likely second-guessing their decision to accept the position they have already accepted. Continue reading