Zuckerberg’s Pitch To Harvard CS Students [Audio]

Guys I’m still really sleepy from China jetlag so I don’t know if I’ll get through the entire hour of this, but I know it’ll interest some of you and probably me when I wake up so I’m posting it here so some other tech blogger doesn’t get to it first.

Mobile developer and Harvard CS student Connor Swick has hooked us up with this recording of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook VP of Engineering Mike Schroepfer and engineering director Jocelyn Goldfein’s visit to Harvard today — the purpose of which was to convince Harvard CS grads to pick the storied social network when choosing future employers. I’m about ten minutes in and it’s pretty fascinating from a historical standpoint (moderator David Malan is now reading an email from Zuck to one of his old CS profs describing one of his proto-projects, “Six Degrees of Harry Louis”).

You can listen to the entire panel punctuated by the incessant nervous laughter of the classroom below.

And here’s the letter the Harvard Office of Career Services, pitching the panel to select students.

Dear SEAS students,

The Office of Career Services is pleased to announce a unique opportunity to learn what it is like to work at Facebook from a number of senior representatives, including Harvard alumnus Mark Zuckerberg, Founder and CEO at Facebook.

Hear about cutting edge technology at Facebook, opportunities to join the Facebook team, and the unique employment culture of this social-networking site with over 800 million users. Mark Zuckerberg and VP of Engineering at Facebook, Mike Schroepfer, will be on hand to answer your questions. David Malan, Senior Lecturer on Computer Science and head of CS50, will moderate the discussion.

Space is extremely limited. Preference will be given to students who have computer science and engineering backgrounds or other strong technical skills. This talk is targeted toward students interested in both internship and full-time opportunities at Facebook.

In order to attend, you must submit a draft resume by applying to the “OCS Special Event” posting in Crimson Careers (#31911). Students will also have the opportunity to submit questions for the panelists in advance by using the “other document” option on the application screen. Only those students who are selected to attend will receive notification and ticketing information.

DATE: Monday, November 7, 2011
TIME: 5:00pm – 6:30pm (Students must commit to attend the entire duration of the event.)
TO ATTEND: Apply with a draft resume in Crimson Careers (keyword search “31911”).
DETAILS: Only students selected with tickets and Harvard IDs will be admitted!

We look forward to receiving your application for this event in Crimson Careers!

Best Regards,

Harvard University
Harvard College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
54 Dunster Street * Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-7784 * Fax (617) 496-0647