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Getmagic Corporation

Rating: 4.83 stars   65 reviews 4,891

Nonprofit Issues:

Education

Address:

5839 Capilano Dr % Ira Pramanick San Jose CA 95138 USA

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2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I really enjoyed being a part of the MAGIC program this year because it exposed me to new things and has gotten me motivated to try and learn more programming in my near future. Working in the MAGIC program has been a terrific experience for me and as a result have one foot in the door for STEM.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

MAGIC enabled me to explore computer science with resources I never had access to before. They connected me with a mentor, Soja who not only gave me advice on computer science, but also on college and careers. She took time out of her busy schedule to meet with me every week to help me. They also funded my project with involved iPhone apps and robots which would have been too costly for me to afford.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Mentoring for magic was fantastic! It was great to help my mentee learn, and it was an amazing opportunity to learn how to teach!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I loved mentoring with GetMagic! I was matched with an excited middle schooler, and we really clicked, which made it easy to help her with her project. I was impressed at how outgoing and creative my mentee was, and she was willing to try anything. She clearly hadn't yet hit the point where she was self conscious about herself or her abilities, and I am optimistic that she will at least consider a career in a STEM field when the time is right. I believe that this program is an excellent way to expose girls to STEM fields in a personalized and interactive way. As they complete their projects, they get to know a woman who made a career out of the subjects they are studying, which seems to be extra encouraging. I think this is an excellent opportunity for girls, and it's an experience I wish I had as a middle/high schooler. I can't wait to mentor with GetMagic again!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering for MAGIC as a mentor was a very rewarding experience. MAGIC matched me with such an amazing student. She was always eager learn and listened to everything I wanted to teach her. What intrigued me the most was how hard she was working. She attended high school, attended college classes, and was also a volunteer herself, however, she still made time to work on her project when she was not busy with her everyday life. At first, choosing a project seemed to be an impossible choice to make, but when stated that programming/coding does not just need to be visually appealing, but should be used in combination with your passion, she had the best idea. She wanted to make an informative website regarding human trafficking. As soon as she told me her idea, I knew that she had seen computer science in a different way. No longer did it seem like a difficult topic to conquer, but a very interesting topic to learn, which she found to be a way she can make a difference in the world, through educating the public about a subject people turn their faces to. She no longer was intimidated with coding.
I really enjoyed being her mentor, and a mentor for MAGIC, where a difference can be made in each students' lives' as well as a difference in the world.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I came into MAGIC not knowing anything at all. I was curious about Computer Science and this program has made me realize how fun it is and I recommend it to anyone wanting to pursue a career in CS or STEM or is just even the slightest bit curious. This program without a doubt was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My mentor not only taught me how to code and create a website about something I am passionate about, but she became a friend and someone who I could turn to with any questions about anything, from school to career advice. Join and you will not regret it!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This mentor program was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I learned so much about Java, thanks to Tanya Gupta and she helped remove all my doubts about majoring in CS.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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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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