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GETMAGIC CORPORATION
March 25, 2011

Engineering and Computer Science are great well-paying fields and a degree can be achieved in 4 years of study, yet the percentage of girls who elect to major in these fields is low. There is a perception problem, and GetMagic seeks to overcome it by linking women in engineering and computer science careers with girls who have the potential to succeed in these fields.

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From my perspective as a Mentor, it is wonderful to be able to share my interest and excitement with someone who is so interested and eager to learn. Knowing that I am working with someone who already has an aptitude ensures this does not become a waste of time for either of us.

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My main concern is whether this single year of mentorship is enough to really have an effect. Eventually I'd like to see the organization provide statistics on how many mentees went on to Engineering and Computer Science fields.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & This is my first year as a Mentor, working on a Java project with a middle school girl.