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GETMAGIC CORPORATION

Rating: 4.81 stars   58 reviews 1,770

Nonprofit Issues:

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Address:

5839 Capilano Dr % Ira Pramanick San Jose CA 95138 USA

Mission:

2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

MAGIC was absolutely a wonderful experience for me. If you're interested in learning about tech and STEM for girls, MAGIC provides one on one mentoring with women who work in the tech industry. You can learn more about or even pursue an idea you have for a project. In my case, my interest in tech had just sparked, so I was looking for a introduction to the different topics. My mentor and I met weekly, covering many topics, including coding in python and working with an arduino. The program has helped me discover my interests and has given me support and guidance.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Awesome and life changing program, MAGIC needs ten stars! MAGIC has opened up amazing opportunities and helped me gain insight into the STEM field.

I found MAGIC through the internet, the selection process was highly personalized and as a result me and my mentor, Pi-Chuan Chang, worked very well together. She was a good listener, very supportive and was completely open to working on what ever project I wanted. Her teaching style was very heuristic, perfect as I like educational freedom and discovery. I leaned a lot about engineering, programming and math. The best part was being able to visit the campuses of Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. I spent the whole day in Mountain View meeting engineers from each of the companies.

As a girl who has participated in a lot of STEM outreach programs, MAGIC is by far my favorite. With the deep personalized of the program it was always engaging and all the women I met were very inspiring. The technical knowledge you gain in only the beginning. My mentor gave me lots of advice for college and introduced me to different engineering careers in tech.

I've always had a love for STEM, especially tech. But when I'd tell people I wanted to be a computer scientist my friends and even strangers would tell me, "Wow that's going to be hard, not a lot of women are in the field." or "Good Luck!" The media too does nothing but give this impression that as a girl your going to be an outsider, that you're an "other". After MAGIC, I've met so many women who completely dispel that myth . I've received nothing but support and encouragement from MAGIC and the women I've met. There might be a small number of women in tech but they stand in solidarity and strength.

I'd recommend MAGIC to any girl, you won't be disappointed.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing experience! My daughter new nothing about Computer Science and now she is thinking about a career in that field. This is a very professional and well organized program.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization gave me such an amazing opportunity- and I am glad I took it. My mentor was great at helping me with all my problems and really helped me learn at a great pace. At the end all my work culminated into an amazing application that I could have never made without the help of my mentor. A definite recommendation for anyone willing to learn!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I had a blast working with my mentee! She was so enthusiastic, which made our time working together lots of fun! I think she got a lot out of the experience, and I am looking forward to mentoring again someday!

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Rating: 4 stars  

My mentee was not only funny, but extremely helpful!! We had lots of fun together, and
I had a blast.
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Rating: 4 stars  

I enjoyed being a Magic Mentee and my mentor was very enthusiastic and overall this program was amazing!

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Rating: 4 stars  

Through my experiences at MAGIC, I was able to be introduced to neurology and understand basic concepts I hadn't thought about before. I applied my knowledge to a project describing the uses of different brain parts. MAGIC is a great way to learn more about STEM fields and I recommend it to anyone with interest in those fields.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have volunteered with MAGIC as a mentor for the past two years since graduating from university and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences that I have had. MAGIC aims to get more young women involved in STEM by pairing a mentee with a female role model to work on technological projects that fit her interests. The uniqueness and strength of this program is in the one-on-one relationships that exist between a mentor and mentee and the ability of the pair to create a project that highlights the menteeā€™s interests as well as her development during the program. MAGIC is special because it allows young women to develop not only technical skills but soft skills as well such as the confidence to bring their ideas to fruition. Being able to share my passion with my mentees and see their excitement and growth over the course of the year has been incredibly rewarding as well. It is the most rewarding volunteer experience that I have been a part of and I would highly recommend it to both mentees and mentors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

MAGIC aims to get more girls involved in STEM fields and as a mentor, I was able to help my mentee (a middle-schooler), channel her creativity to work on a project in her field of interest - neuroscience. Discussing physiological facts about the brain and recent medical technology developments with her was a lot of fun and it got her more interested in neuroscience. Overall, being able to have an impact on these young minds and helping them have fun while learning is a very gratifying experience.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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