Jessica Slaughter

University of Texas at Austin '18. Computer engineering major.

About Me

Hey there! I'm Jessica, a fourth-year Computer Engineering major at UT Austin. I started coding as a curious 7th grader taking an intro to HTML class, which is probably why I'm primarily interested in front-end development and design. Outside of class, I love exciting students about entrepreneurship with 3 Day Startup Austin as the recruitment lead, attending workshops with the Design Collective, and making random mini-projects like this Todo List.

Along with learning new skills (currently loving Udemy's Web Developer Bootcamp), one of my favorite hobbies is helping people through my blog-turned-job! I'm currently helping young women thrive in college and start blogs of their own at JessicaSlaughter.co, a blog I've poured my heart into since high school and use as a platform to further my creative skills.

Projects


Self-Employed Blogger

2016 - present

A merge of an old blog and new interests, I started this blog in January 2016 as a more casual environment to share college and lifestyle tips, while continuing to help others start their own blogs! I've since garnered an audience of young women around the world providing over 100,000 monthly views, and have been accepted to influencer networks including Collectively, the InfluenceHer Collective, and Pollinate Media. I've also had the opportunity to collaborate with brands like PayPal, Office Depot, Target, and Evernote to create content that generates engagement and awareness for both my blog and their products. You can check out my media kit here.

Experience

3 Day Startup Austin - Recruitment Lead

2014 - present

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills to university students in an extreme hands-on environment. After participating in 3 Day Startup Austin as a freshman, I joined this organization under their recruitment team. I'm now the lead of this team and in charge of planning our semester-long recruitment season, running a pre-event bootcamp, and interviewing potential participants ranging from local students to working professionals.