Teamwork and soft skills are just as important as technical skills. You’re going to have groups you have to work well with. Soft skills can help you bridge the gap, to work in school, in big teams, and even in global teams at companies. It’s really important.
Lucy Gotwals
Computer and Information Technology

Lucy Gotwals

Computer and Information Technology

What is an opportunity you have taken advantage of outside of your coursework?

I got to go with 10 other students to the Grace Hopper Women In Computing Celebration in Houston, Texas. The conference had so many sessions about interesting things in computing, soft skills, interviews, and networking. It opened my eyes to many different facets of computing that I didn’t know before.

What was something unique about one of your summer internships?

During that conference in Houston, I landed my first internship with JP Morgan Chase in Chicago. I worked on performance engineering, testing the load an application could hold, how many concurrent virtual users could be on it. I took my first step in the corporate world and learned a lot.

What other activities are you involved in on campus?

I’ve been pretty heavily involved in the Purdue Longboarding Club. I was its president and helped organize a lot of races. We do philanthropic causes as well. The Outing Club is really fun. They have so much gear — you can go kayaking and ice climbing. I am also in the Association of IT Professionals.

Have questions? Email me at lgotwals@purdue.edu
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