Women in Tech: Meet City Year’s First Female Chief Information Officer
Ellen Gulachenski, City Year’s chief information officer, is not one to turn down a challenge. Whether it’s taking over a failed project or building new skills, Ellen approaches every challenge as a learning opportunity—an attitude that has served her well in the male-dominated tech industry. In honor of Girls in ICT Day, we caught up with Ellen to hear how she became City Year’s CIO and what keeps her interested in technology.
Make National Service the Star of Your Resume
Your City Year service experience will distinguish you from other candidates. The approach you bring to service – thoughtfulness, planning and preparing, focus on results – is the same mindset required when updating your resume. Here are some tips from our Career Services team that will help elevate your service experience to be the star of your resume.
Five Reasons Why L.A. is a Great Place to Live
From great weather year-round to being one of the most diverse cities in the United States, there’s lots of reasons to love Los Angeles. Read on to learn why we think L.A. is an amazing place to live and work.
Service Continues in Orlando for City Year Alumni
This January, a group of City Year alumni, including City Year’s national alumni advisory board co-chairs Nellie Tsai (San Jose/ Silicon Valley ’05, ’06) and Stef Vestal (Providence ’06, Washington, DC ’07) participated in the 13th-annual alumni service weekend in Orlando, Florida. While Orlando’s warm and sunny location was certainly a draw when deciding the location of this year’s trip, being of service remained the driving factor for the alumni.
How to Get the Most Out of Career Coaching and Mentor Like a Pro
Being a good mentor is about being a good listener, while getting the most out of coaching is about knowing what you want, says a second-year City Year AmeriCorps member. Sounds easy, right?