Mentoring for magic was fantastic! It was great to help my mentee learn, and it was an amazing opportunity to learn how to teach!
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!
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.
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!
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 mentee’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.
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.
Mentoring with MAGIC is one of the most satisfying decisions I have ever made. This is my second year mentoring with MAGIC, and I am looking forward for the third year! I have had great times with my mentees and fellow mentors, I am so amazed by how MAGIC have been able to positively impact the career decisions of these young women. I am glad to be part of this initiative!
I started with MAGIC as a mentee, and have now had the wonderful experience of being a mentor. MAGIC is such a wonderful program, and I have learned and grown from being both a mentee and a mentor.
I have been mentoring with MAGIC for two years now and have loved my experience. It is very exciting to meet young minds who are keen in the STEM fields and then see them grow and develop interests.
I started volunteering with MAGIC since 2013 as a mentor. I found it very rewarding to share my experience one-on-one with my mentee, and to learn from her. We all agree that having a role model in our life and career path is very important, and I am amazed by the positive impact MAGIC is bringing to the young women and the mentors .