Recruiting Season!


Dora is a University Recruiting Coordinator at Whitepages. She helps plan our Campus Recruiting efforts and assists with all things University Recruiting related. Below is Dora’s account of the team’s recent travels to recruit the best and brightest to Whitepages!


We’re in the middle of University Recruiting season and our recruiting team has finished up the final visit for the year. This year, we visited a handful of universities searching for software engineering students for full-time and internship positions. We made trips out to Georgia Tech, University of Wisconsin Madison, UC San Diego, and the University of Washington. We had a blast meeting students and bringing the culture of Whitepages to each of these schools.

Our team was excited to meet and see all the new and familiar faces at the career fairs. At each school, we were met with students eager to take our coding challenge. No surprise, all the schools we visited are nationally ranked top Computer Science schools. There’s nothing more contagious than seeing students enthusiastically ready to tackle problems that our engineering teams here at Whitepages encounter in their normal days.

We’ll be back on campuses in the new year and want to meet you! We’ll update you in the next several weeks with where our University Recruiting team will be traveling to next.

In the meantime, if you’re interested in our full-time and internship opportunities for Software Engineers, check out our Career Page for more information about these roles.

 

Read about one of our success stories! Meet Ali – a former intern/recent grad, now a full-time employee at Whitepages!

Your Summer Internship – Seeking Aspiring Engineers!

Written by Rachel Flanagan, Recruiter at Whitepages

Amidst mid-term exams, social activities, and homework, it may be daunting to also think about finding a summer internship. Although this may prove challenging, the time and effort definitely pay off, as an internship offers training, experience, and will help prepare you for a successful career. Here are some helpful steps to success:

The First Step: Your Resume! Always ensure that your resume is informative and up to date. Most schools provide helpful resume workshops through the Career Center. Be sure to utilize resources like these to create an eye-catching, professional resume.

The Next Step: Applying! There are several ways you can apply to internships, but one of the most successful ways is to start on your school’s job board. This will provide you with the most direct-to-the-source application. After applying, it can be helpful to follow up with the recruiter. You can generally find their contact information on the job board or through LinkedIn. Send the recruiter a note explaining why you are excited about the position and that you are eager to hear back. (Don’t be afraid of following up weekly until you receive a response!)

The Final Step: The Interview! Once you hear back, interviews will commence quickly! Ensure that you do your research about the company and are ready for the tough technical questions. Utilize online resources to get yourself as prepared as possible!

Here at Whitepages, we are looking for eager Engineering students that are at the top of their class. We appreciate activities that set someone apart, such as TA experience or previous internships. We’re also looking for students that are passionate about the craft of Engineering. We believe that with intelligence and drive our interns will be able to successfully ship code to production by the end of the summer.

If you are looking for a company that will allow you to make an impact on a product that serves over 55M users a month, this is the place for you!

To apply for an engineering internship at Whitepages please visit our Career Page.

Below are some photos of our 2016 Summer Internship Class (some are now current employees!)

#TeamWP: Meet Software Engineer, Kathleen

When you think about what goes into development of a website, you’d think it might be somewhat simple, right? The truth is, developing a website is an incredibly complex system that often requires a whole team. Meet Kathleen, one of our software engineers and our full-stack web developer who’s currently working alongside our Caller ID team. In order to be a full-stack web developer, you have to be knowledgable about each layer of the website. The greatest part about her job? This isn’t the only project Kathleen works on. She gets to work on a variety of projects, so each week is a little bit different.

Which office are you in?
Seattle!

Why did you join Whitepages?
I joined Whitepages after I was a summer intern here two years ago and I really enjoyed my experience with the company and people that I got a chance to work with.

What’s your hometown?
Bellevue, WA
Bellevue,wa

What’s your favorite snack in the kitchen?
Fruit Snacks are the best.

How do you take your coffee?
With a little bit of cream and sugar.

What do you listen to at work?  What’s on your playlist?
I love listening to Spotify at work. Currently I am listening to James Bay, Jukebox the Ghost, and George Ezra but that could change very soon.

What was your very first job?
I worked in the University of Washington Seismology lab for a summer.

Describe your first computer.
A heavy Lenovo laptop.
Lenovo

What was your favorite TV show when you were a child?
Magic School Bus.
MagicSchoolBus

Fill in the blank: If you really knew me, you’d know _______.
I am always on time.

What are you most proud of?
Having a good, happy life.

What do you do when you have 30 minutes of free time?
Read a book.

If you had 10 extra dollars what would you buy?
Another book or sunglasses (I’m always forgetting mine).

What’s your go-to karaoke song?
Say My Name by Destiny’s Child (I guess?).

What’s the last vacation you went on?
I went on a five-week vacation to Europe after graduation. I visited Germany, Spain, England, and France. It was a wonderful trip!

What’s your signature gelato flavor?
Anything with chocolate

Two things you can’t live without?
A hair tie and some form of music