Why Engineers Should Apply to Teach For America
By Sarah Ford on March 3, 2015
Source: Teach For America
Vincent Mo is an engineering manager at Google and friend of TFA alum Gary Chen (Houston '04). Vincent recently reached out to a prospective corps member and engineering major to discuss the benefits of giving back and gaining real-world experience in the classroom as a programmer. His note is excerpted below.
For engineering or tech professionals interested in giving back to their communities and bringing real-world experience into the classroom through Teach For America, one of the most common reservations is a concern they might fall behind in their technical skills, making it difficult to return to their field should they choose to. Here are a few points to consider: