Four young men in business attire.

Software Engineering Major’s Creativity Reflected in Winning Photo Contest Entry

Four young men in business attire.

Mathews (far right) with colleagues (left to right) Michael Economy, William Cline and Brian Percival.

By Pat Lopes Harris, Media Relations Director

Software engineering major Greg Mathews, a junior from Folsom, has been named one of five finalists in InternMatch‘s nationwide Ultimate Internship Photo Contest. Mathews interned at Goodreads.com, a San Francisco-based company running the world’s largest social network for readers. “I made a feature for Goodreads where you are able to cast friends in a book,” Mathews said. “I also helped to fix various bugs throughout the website and uplift the spirit of the office!” One way he did this was with “Big Wednesdays,” the subject of the photo he submitted to the InternMatch contest. The photo shows he and three co-workers dressed to the nines, and included a caption that is, in part, a haiku. “Wednesdays are bland/How can I spice up this day?/Make Big Wednesday!” he wrote. “Every Wednesday I would dress up in my finest of garb. This day eventually came to be known as Big Wednesday! Many big plans were made on Big Wednesday and the trend started to catch on! On the Biggest Wednesday (my last Wednesday) lots of people dressed up in their finest attire!” The winner will be named later this week after a vote by the entire team at InternMatch, also based in San Francisco. View Mathews’ entry.