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.
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!