Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, presents a talk titled "The Liberal Arts at Work and at Google" as part of Math and Computer Science Day, an event for current and prospective students interested in learning more about the computer science, math and statistics programs at Ursinus College.
Bock, a graduate of a liberal arts college, will discuss why a liberal arts education prepares you for careers in all fields, including technology, as well as Google's hiring practices and range of opportunities for all liberal arts graduates.
Bock leads Google's people function, which includes all areas related to the attraction, development, and retention of "Googlers." Google has been recognized over 100 times in the last five years as an exceptional employer, including being named the No. 1 Best Company to Work for in the United States and in many other countries, and the most desirable employer for undergraduates, college graduates, and MBAs in numerous countries. The company has been honored with a perfect score from the Human Rights Campaign and Corporation of the Year from the United Negro College Fund.
Bock joined Google from the General Electric Company, where he held various executive leadership roles within GE Capital. Before GE Capital, Laszlo was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the technology, private equity, and media industries on a wide range of strategic and operational issues, including growth and turnaround strategy. Earlier, he had worked at another consulting firm, a start-up, as an actor, and co-founded a non-profit organization working with at-risk youth.
Part of the U-Inspire! Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by the U-Imagine! Center for Integrative and Entrepreneurial Studies, Office of Career and Professional Development, Mathematics and Computer Science department, and Office of Academic Affairs.