Getmagic Corporation

Rating: 4.79 stars   84 reviews

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5839 Capilano Dr % Ira Pramanick San Jose CA 95138 USA

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2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I am a first time mentor with this organization and my first run with it has been an amazing process. I learned a lot along the way and genuinely had so much fun collaborating with my mentee. She was a curious girl who made me laugh, but also taught me the value of patience and how to be "cool".

GetMagic is one of those organizations out there that makes you realize how much you can do to change the world instead of being a passive supporter.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I've been volunteering with MAGIC for almost 5 years now, and it's been a great experience for me as a STEM professional. I've volunteered at science fairs, classes, and other one-day events, but I was looking for something with a little more depth as well as flexibility(scheduling a one-off or all-day event can be hit or miss) - MAGIC is it! It's like being a Big Sister but for STEM, and I love it! I'm not a computer scientist, but MAGIC has found mentees looking for projects in unique areas where I can contribute at least a little bit to their knowledge, and we've been able to meet remotely which makes it much easier to coordinate and fit into my schedule. I have found it both challenging and rewarding to guide these girls through learning about new areas in STEM.

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Get Magic is an amazing organization that pairs up girls interesting in coding with women in the computer industry. As a first year mentor the experience was immensely rewarding. It was fun working with my very motivated and bright, remote mentee. We explored together a project using Raspberry pi, web servers, IoT, Python programming, optical switches and basic electronics. Being part of the mentor community is very enriching. There are many opportunities for sharing ideas on projects, new technologies to use, information on tech conference and summer camps etc. The mentorship program is very well coordinated with expectations communicated to both the mentor and the mentee and one on one checkins throughout the year.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was a mentor with MAGIC program and was fortunate to mentor a determined, driven and hard working middle-schooler. She chose a challenging goal in 3D modeling and animation. Along with learning the tools and basics of 3d modeling and texturing I was also able to work with her in getting real world exposure to entertainment industry and asset pipeline.

I am excited to be part of MAGIC that provides an incredible opportunity for girls to go deep in their areas of interest. It's very rewarding to see the out-of-the-box thinking of this generation and heights that they are set to climb.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I was a MAGIC mentor this year and enjoyed the entire experience. The mentees had really impressive projects and it was awesome to see them so excited and engaged at such a young age!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

I had the wonderful opportunity of being a mentee with MAGIC when I was in 7th grade. Now, almost 7 years later, I have returned to the nonprofit as a mentor. My experience as a mentee was truly amazing - it instilled in me a passion for computer science, and now I am pursuing a degree in computer science at MIT. I only hope to do the same for my mentee! MAGIC provides the perfect opportunities for girls to discover their passions and explore fields and projects they may not have access to in school/in their daily lives. I am so proud to be a part of this fantastic nonprofit! As a mentor, I have also seen the insides of how MAGIC functions, and I am really impressed with the organization and leadership behind the nonprofit. I feel like I have joined a community of amazing, inspiring women (mentors, mentees, and board members alike) and cannot wait to see MAGIC grow!

 
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Rating: 3 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Its a great experience to get a chance to ignite young minds with possibilities .. Magic Mentors provides a great organized sustainable platform to make that a reality and create a difference

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

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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2 people found this review helpful

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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