I think for me personally and professionally this honor translates into the opportunity to really get to know a great group of people with whom I share a common interest and passion.
Needham, Mass. (PRWEB) February 21, 2012
Chosen from a pool of nearly 1,000 applications from over 100 universities, Olin College junior Margaret Ann Seger has been selected as one of just two female Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) Engineering Fellows for 2012. The newly launched KPCB Engineering Fellows Program is a three-month work-based program that pairs 22 top U.S. engineering students with innovative startup companies in Silicon Valley. With a goal of providing top-quality mentorship, creating meaningful relationships between talented individuals, and offering work experiences with substantial responsibilities, KPCB chose a very select group of students to spend the summer with its portfolio companies.
Seger's summer placement is with Chegg, an online textbook rental startup with a national clientele. As part of the application process she interviewed with several companies in the KPCB portfolio, but when Chegg made her an offer she jumped at the chance.
"I think for me personally and professionally this honor translates into the opportunity to really get to know a great group of people with whom I share a common interest and passion," said Seger. "I am also really excited to have the opportunity to interact with Kleiner Perkins, one of the foremost venture capital firms in the world."
This summer marks the inaugural session of the KPCB Engineering Fellows Program, which places students in KPCB portfolio companies, where they can develop their technical skills; gain significant experience working on unique and challenging technical problems; develop new relationships that are meaningful to their careers; and be mentored by an engineering executive within the company. Fellows will also be invited to attend private events held by KPCB and events hosted by portfolio companies, where they can meet other talented engineering students, network with technology luminaries and explore the San Francisco Bay Area.
Since its founding in 1972, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has backed entrepreneurs in more than 500 ventures, including AOL, Amazon.com, Citrix, Compaq, Electronic Arts, Genentech, Google, Intuit, Juniper Networks, Netscape, Sun, Symantec, Verisign and Zynga. Learn more at http://www.kpcb.com/.
About Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
The Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering is a private undergraduate engineering college located in Needham, Massachusetts. The College opened in 2002 and has since graduated more than 350 students. Olin College’s mission is to prepare students to become exemplary engineering innovators who recognize needs, design solutions, and engage in creative enterprises for the good of the world. To that end Olin College has brought together some of the best minds and the best ideas in engineering education to develop a hands-on, interdisciplinary program geared toward today’s technology challenges. More information can be found at http://www.olin.edu.