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.
MAGIC provided me with an amazing learning experience. Not only was I able to explore 3-D modeling, a subject I have always been interested in, I was paired up with an understanding and resourceful mentor who helped me with my project and even took me on a tour of her office, so I could learn about the real-life applications of what I was learning about. Overall, I really loved my MAGIC experience, and if I could, I would definitely do it again!
MAGIC was a really interesting program that helped me learn more about a topic I'm interested in, artificial intelligence. I created a chatbot! I don't think I would've been able to do it without the help of my fantastic mentor.
I did this for school and it will stay with me for ever. I really enjoyed the one on one experience with my mentor and being able choose what to do in any STEM field I wanted. I learned a lot of important skills in programming.
My mentor was really nice and supportive. She was very helpful and knew what she was doing. She was also very friendly and fun to work with.
If I could change something about this program it would be to make the mentorship longer. I did this for one year and I would totally continue doing it for longer if I had the chance.
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.
Congratulations on a job very well done to all mentees and mentors!
Presentations are unbelievably good it is amazing how much progress they made in an year. It is good to see creativity & innovation in the projects these girls have exhibited in their projects with the help of mentors.
Thankyou so much for Ira & co for providing such an amazing experience for my daughter MAGIC did magic on my daughter and turned her thought process. She was a bit shy and hesitatnt about the program in the beginning but with Bobbys amazing mentoring she turned herself into completely a different girl.
She had a very good time working with Bobby through out the year. Bobby is very patient, brilliant, encouraging and hardworking mentor we can't ask anything more from her. We hope to have Bobby as her mentor next year as well. Thankyou Bobby for putting yourself into the program to help our daughter. We all really appreciate it.
Thankyou for Aparna, Deepa and all for coordinating today's presentations they were pretty smooth and we all had a really good time in presentations, dinner and chatting with you all. We came to know more and get connected with mentors and other like minded parents. Hope to keep in touch with you all and see you again next year.
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.