Focus on the positive to avoid discouraging students.


Sometimes the path to becoming a computer scientist is tough. For you it might have involved facing discrimination and a lot of hard work! Make sure to focus on the reasons that you stuck with CS rather than sharing the challenges you overcame. Any stories that make you seem super-human can make success in CS seem unattainable. For young students there is no need to describe challenges you’ve faced.

Example: "My favorite part of my job is..."

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