Magic is a really great experience. I enjoyed the time and very appreciate the knowledge that will help me guide through engineering in the future ! They helped open my eyes towards technology further
MAGIC is a great program! I met online with my mentor once a week, and it was incredible! My mentor, Ms. Tanya Gupta, taught me how to program using Java. I learned many different types of code as well as helpful tips for getting a career in the computer science field. I honestly really enjoyed this program and seeing myself get a head start in the STEM field.
What a truly "Magical" organization this is! My twelve year old daughter had a mentor who came to our home every week from October through May and spent time building and programming robots with her. It was so fun to hear them collaborating on their projects. The mentor was a great match for my daughter's personality and interests. Thank you for helping keep STEM interests alive and well in my home!
I am a first-time volunteer for getmagic.org. The vision of this organization is to get more girls involved in STEM related fields and one of the important aspects of this vision is to make sure that strong role-models are available to the girls. Role-models who are women and are intimately involved in STEM related fields. I believe in and respect this vision and through my first year with getmagic.org as a volunteer, I have seen this visiont make a tangible and significant difference to the participating girls. The best part is seeing the girls being inspired by small technological projects and seeing them use it towards thinking about a career in a STEM related field.
Get More Active Girls in Computing (GetMAGIC/MAGIC) is an NPO that aims to reduce the prevailing gender disparity in STEM. The organization utilizes a 1-1 mentoring model and pairs successful women in STEM with a middle or high-school girl for a period of 3-6 months. The MAGIC model is flexible as it supports both face-face and remote mentoring relationships, and by providing remote mentoring MAGIC aims to scale globally. I served as a mentor at MAGIC, which lead to several successful mentoring relationships. During the sessions the mentees developed various hands-on projects ranging from website development, ruby applications to Java applications. Personally, this was a very fulfilling experience. Several MAGIC mentees, who weren't sure about pursuing a STEM field before they were selected in the program, developed passion and interest in a STEM discipline during the mentoring relationship. MAGIC follows a rigorous process in both mentor and mentee selection that assures successful mentorships. I hope to see MAGIC grow and prosper!
I had a great experience volunteering for MAGIC. Although I live in another state, I was still able to participate fully in the program. My mentor and I met online and spent our time learning about computer programming and writing small programs. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in being a mentor or mentee in STEM topics, even if you can only do so remotely.
I had a great experience volunteering as a MAGIC mentor; I have already recommended it to my colleagues and we have set up a pilot program between our organization, a local University, and a local Middle School that will follow MAGIC's process and work on the same principles. I had volunteered with several different types of STEM events in the past (science demonstrations, talks, and science fair judging) but was looking for a more personal and long-term project that had more flexibility than a coach or tutor - and I found it and more with MAGIC. As a first time mentor, they offered great guidance and support system but also let my mentee and I work independently. We really connected even though we had never met in person (although i would have loved to, and MAGIC would have made it happen); she was truly receptive to the things I had to say, and I found myself sharing things about my experiences that I might not have thought were important but actually did make an impact on her thoughts about STEM and how she approached choosing her major and career field. I really did feel that just an hour a week with her had a big impact, and we didn't even need to talk about technical STEM nitty-gritty every week. I would definitely recommend the MAGIC program to other mentors AND mentees!
I had an amazing experience with the MAGIC program! My mentor, Esha, provided amazing lessons about computer science and showed how it is relevant today. I truly looked forward to my weekly sessions and was always excited to get feedback on the programs I had worked on. Esha was great when it came to scheduling; she was always flexible and made sure our lessons occurred every week. Through the MAGIC program, I gained so much confidence in myself and in my ability to program. I have already used my knowledge in my classes. The MAGIC program is truly amazing.
The MAGIC program is phenomenal! I have been in the program twice once sophomore year and once the summer after senior year in high school. I had absolutely no programming experience when I started and my first Mentor Surahbi was so considerate and patient. She took time out of her busy schedule to meet with me every week and taught me very useful coding knowledge that has helped me even in my Introduction to Java class in college. My second mentor, Esha, was equally dedicated and super understanding. She created interesting lectures and programs and even tailored to my individual schedule's needs. Without this program I would not be able to be the confident programmer I am today and I certainly would not have even chosen Computer Science as a career path. As I am in college now, I can definitively say that MAGIC is a very comprehensive and savvy non-profit. Hopefully, one day I will come full cycle and have the joy of being a volunteer with the organization and change a girl's life as much as MAGIC changed mine.
I was a participant in the MAGIC program last year and had a wonderful experience. I developed and designed a website with my mentor who gave me the tools to continue developing it even after the program ended. It was a great learning experience and I really value the time I spent with my mentor and appreciate the skills I gained throughout the year.
I have learned so much about how I can serve in the computer science field. I have the "reigns." I choose what I want to learn, and how I learn it, which has been a really great experience! I care about the projects I work on and I am genuinely interested in everything I do with MAGIC. I was paired with my mentor because we have a lot in common, which means I really enjoy talking to her, and working with her. It has been a great experience!