Our 7th grade daughter was a Magic mentee last year. Her mentor Smriti who is a student at MIT, was a spectacular mentor. Our daughter would look forward to their weekly Skype sessions. The interactions were always very thoughtful and positive. Smriti made our daughter feel confident in her abilities and explained complex ideas in such a way that our daughter never felt intimidated, but was actually excited to learn. Smriti made learning Xcode fun for a 12 year old. How cool is that? We are hoping that the girls will stay in touch and that Smriti will remain her mentor for a long time to come. We are thankful to Magic for providing such an amazing role model for our daughter.
MAGIC was one of the best experiences I have ever had. MAGIC is an organization that is geared towards helping girls gain experience in STEM. Mentees are assigned to a specific mentor, who will help the mentee figure out what she wants to do for her project, which is presented at the end of each session.
Starting the program, I had very limited knowledge about computer programming. However, after 3 months, I was able to write an entire hangman game in python, which was the programming language I chose to write in. This was all possible because of the encouragement and support of my mentor.
I would definitely recommend this program because I learned so much about programming in those 3 months than I would have if I had just decided to take a class instead.
My experience with MAGIC was more than I could have imagined. Having the opportunity to partipate and collaborate with a mentor who works in STEM was exciting and gave me insight into what persuing a career in Computer Science could be like. This is an amazing program to join if you're a high school aged girl.
A catalytic platform for young girls, intending to pursue a career in STEM.
I was amazed by this volunteer driven 'pay- it-forward notion driven ' platform created by accomplished women professionals from the field of STEM .
The Program Principal structured my daughter's project keeping into mind, her areas of interest ( coupled with a demanding high school schedule) while, matching it with available Mentor skill sets.My daughter's mentors were very accomplished young STEM professionals. They were a constant source of motivation for her, during her year long project development phase till completion . As my daughter went about developing her project, their regular and focused interactions helped her reinforce various aspects of time, task and goal management.
I wish everyone associated with Get Magic all the very best . Finally, here's hoping that this catalyst, fuels more changes in the coming years.
Hi, I am Diana, and I am a rising junior in high school!
The MAGIC program was beyond my expectations in terms of what I have gained from it.
As a first time mentee and as someone who knew nothing about Computer Science, not knowing what she was getting herself into, it was one of the best experiences I ever had. This program is open to anyone of any level of knowledge, as well as anyone of personality or any of that matter. You learn so much from your mentor, and you create a very strong bond and network. MAGIC promotes confidence and empowerment in the STEM field for women. Personally, I thought that I gained a lot of social skills on how to collaborate with one another, which is really important! My Mentor, Roshni, was very open-minded, and she was my guidance who helped me find a place to start, which was Computer Software. Overall, the program is open to anyone, and it will definitely make an impact on your STEM dreams/career.
Magic was an excellent experience for my younger sister who is a rising senior in high school. Programs like Magic give young girls a chance to form relationships with women in the field of STEM, which is so crucial.
Allowing my younger sister to join this program has been such a privilege. Not only did she learn more about coding, but the program got her to think about her future in a more concrete way.
I thank everyone at MAGIC for providing such a vital program to young girls.
I loved working on my project with my mentor Neetu. She was very helpful to me and I learned everything I needed to know to complete my project.
As a mentee in this project, I found it extremely helpful to be able to have someone to reach out to and ask for help. Namitha Benjamin, my tutor, was very patient with me. When I did not understand something, she would go straight to the whiteboard and starts explaining it to me immediately. I felt really comfortable to just send my tutor an email knowing that she would respond. I wanted to learn python because my father was doing python, and the way he described what he does fascinated me. Apart from my main project, I worked on a lot of smaller programs, such as programs that passed variables to functions, created lists, created arrays, received input from the user, and all these programs helped me understand programming concepts. The main project was inspired by my love of trivia games and my new love of coding.
As a rising Junior in high school, I cannot express how honored I am to have experienced this amazing program. MAGIC doesn't only promote learning about programming and tech-related activities, but also bonds between women in STEM work forces along with the next generation of STEM minds. MAGIC paired me to my two mentors Jaelle and Soja-Marie. They have honestly given me so much guidance over these two years. Jaelle and I worked on Cloud9 for my project last summer while, Soja worked with me all throughout the year. MAGIC taught me many languages but most importantly introduced me to so many amazing ladies in STEM! I highly recommend MAGIC to any girl with even a minuscule passion for STEM and willingness to learn.
MAGIC is a great program for girls who want to pursue a career in STEM or are even thinking about it. I started the summer mentorship between my freshman and sophomore year and I am proud to say that it was definitely worth my time. My mentor, Jaelle Scheuerman, is an amazing person and mentor. She's really easy to work with and is always optimistic even when things aren't working out. My project was to make an app with her and I feel like I accomplished a lot because I learned some new programming languages and I was able to actually see them work. Jaelle is also a great mentor because she makes sure you understand the concepts before you apply them so, it provides a great, interactive working environment. Overall, I would for sure recommend MAGIC for any girl who is willing to spend their time learning about the STEM field and just to have fun!
I love mentoring my mentee and learned a lot in the process.
Magic also helped me meet my remote mentee which was a great experience.
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
The MAGIC corporation was very helpful for me. Personally, in MAGIC the part I enjoyed the most was giving our presentations on our final projects. I enjoyed this the most about the program because it helped me with my public speaking skills and it gave me the opportunity to be able to educate others the way the program educated me.
Magic is a wonderful program. I was a mentee in the program and I was able to learn new things, and also learn more about the subject I wanted to work in. I suggest Magic to other women that are looking for something to help them through their dream career.
I had another great year with MAGIC mentoring my mentee Morgan. It was amazing learning 3D animation together and get to model a living room. I am so grateful to MAGIC for the positive impact it is making to the mentee by offering the 1-1 mentoring which is not easy to get.
My 8th grade daughter participated in the MAGIC program through the Girls Middle School. She felt empowered and supported by the program. She embraced her relationship with her mentor who provided patience and guidance. She had a great experience developing her project through trial and error. I whole heartedly recommend this worthwhile corporation and its positive impact on young women.
I found out about MAGIC during my junior year of high school, and was matched with my wonderful mentor, Susanne Glissmann. At the time, I was sure I wanted to pursue a career in tech, but wasn't sure exactly what sector to go into. Susanne was more than accommodating and introduced me to industry experts in Computer Science and Bioengineering. I got to learn more about what she did as a researcher at IBM, and even toured the office! I left the program feeling confident about my decision to pursue STEM, and stronger after meeting so many powerful women who shared their stories of success in the industry with me.
I actually was quite stubborn about pursuing biomedical engineering, but after seeing the strength of women in the computer science community in both MAGIC and college, I decided to pursue my degree in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Throughout college I've come in contact with other women who have mentored for MAGIC, and have been on the receiving end of their wonderful guidance. I'm very lucky to be joining these women in industry now as a Software Engineer at Google! Thank you thank you thank you!
Magic has been a wonderful partnership for our school, not only for encouraging students to take on a self directed deep dive into computer science but for also demonstrating the power of mentorship. It was rewarding to see quiet students be able to present their final projects with such confidence and poise and demonstrate all that they learned throughout the project. The overall organization of the program was very accessible and well organized from the application process to check-in and also final presentations. I look forward to continuing to work with them and be able to inspire many more students.
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.
The MAGIC program really helped my daughter further her knowledge in the STEM field. Working with a mentor really helped her understanding and growth in engeneering and programming.
Great job MAGIC!
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.