Starting a Tech Career: Q&A with Prep Alum Rolanda Evelyn (XXVIII)

“The funny thing is that tech was never a part of my plan. But Google’s smart. They catch you early, and then how could you ever want to leave?” 

Online publishing platform Medium published an interview with recent college graduate Rolanda Evelyn (XXVIII/Poly Prep '12, Penn '16) about her transition to a tech career. She got her start through a Prep for Prep Google Symposium program for high school students. While still interested in media and fashion, she began to explore other opportunities and was later invited to apply for an internship with Google. “I wouldn’t have stumbled upon the opportunity otherwise,” said Rolanda. She interned in the company’s Product Public Relations department. “Needless to say, I loved it.” 

Rolanda is Associate Product Marketing Manager at YouTube and Founder of fashion and lifestyle blog “leave a little sparkle.”

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