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Alexandra Ghergina, Software Engineer at Google

On May 21st we had the pleasure of welcoming Google's Alexandra Ghergina to the Corpus Christi Auditorium. This event was our first opportunity to co-host with Oxford Women in Computer Science. Our two societies attracted a wide range of technical and business-minded individuals. Alexandra shared her experiences from growing up and taking part in computer science programmes to landing her dream job at Google as a software engineer. Hearing Alexandra's story was particularly inspiring as it demonstrated that commitment to self-training can reap great rewards. Many audience members were interested in Alexandra's experiences operating in a typically male-dominated industry. According to a r

Julia Goodman, Actress turned Entrepreneur

As students leave university they are faced with the burden of making a decision concerning their career path. Enter into the world of business, ranging from work in start-ups to work in banking, or opt for a more creative route, perhaps delving into fashion, theatre or music? Julia Goodman appears to have achieved both, as an actress turned entrepreneur she offered our attendees a great insight into starting a business from a creative perspective. As a professional actress and director Julia has worked on many different projects and films such as The Brothers (1972) and Twenty One (1991). However, in her talk Julia described the challenges of an acting career whereby she was left to suppo