I mentored with MAGIC for the first time this year and had a great experience. The entire MAGIC team and other mentors were very supportive of both the mentees and each other. I was so happy to see MAGIC provide opportunities for young girls to explore stimulating projects in STEM that they themselves were passionate about. I would definitely recommend MAGIC to any middle or high school girls interested in STEM!
I have been volunteering for MAGIC since 2008. Every year I'm still learning something new from my mentees and all the other MAGIC mentors, and it has been really fun!
I got involved in GetMAGIC through introduction from a friend. The objective of helping young women in STEM was very interesting to me. After spending almost 6 months as a mentor, I must say that I am extremely delighted to be involved with GetMAGIC. Mentoring these young minds is a rewarding experience, as you learn so much in the process. This organization is very well run and extremely organized. I highly recommend Getmagic !
I got involved in GetMAGIC through a former colleague at Intel Corporation. The goal of helping young woman interested in STEM was very intriguing to me knowing that the population of women in this area is limited. After spending several months supporting the organization I have to say how excited I am to be involved with GetMAGIC. The mentees are young girls in middle and high school and are simply amazing to watch. One of the mentees from the last session is off to Princeton majoring in Computer Science! Her mentor not only worked on a cool project with her but offered additional advise and coaching as he went off to college. I highly recommend GetMAGIC and look forward to continuing to support the organization in the years to come.
MAGIC is a very well organized effort at bringing the magic of STEM to more and more girls via 1-1 mentoring. I got to be a MAGIC mentor to two awesome girls over the past two years. It's such an incredible feeling to watch your mentees learn, work through challenges, and complete a project in their area of interest.
I am sure that the experience and industry connections that the mentees acquire via MAGIC will be a great asset to them over the years. I also like it that MAGIC provides a platform for mentors like me to network with like-minded professionals.
I mentored an amazing 8th grade student from January to May. Magic is such a well-organized group, which provides significant assistance to mentors via monthly meetings and a supportive network of mentors. My mentee and I were both interested in biology and genetics, so we chose projects in those fields. We decided on a set of projects that aligned with my mentees other interests too, focusing on the theme of super bugs. After some background research, my mentee drove the project by designing a grade level experiment to see how many people could be infected by an imaginary bacteria AND filmed and produced a public service announcement on the topic. Great experience!
I am from the program Magic and I worked with Priscilla Pham which is the Co-founder of Math Papa. With Priscilla I worked to make a Pet website. Whenever I didn't understand something she would always reference the concept to something else that was more in my vocabulary. Priscilla is very nice and she is a brilliant coder. Without Priscilla I wouldn't have been able to do it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I was a MAGIC mentor this year and enjoyed the entire experience. The mentees had really impressive projects and it was awesome to see them so excited and engaged at such a young age!
I had the wonderful opportunity of being a mentee with MAGIC when I was in 7th grade. Now, almost 7 years later, I have returned to the nonprofit as a mentor. My experience as a mentee was truly amazing - it instilled in me a passion for computer science, and now I am pursuing a degree in computer science at MIT. I only hope to do the same for my mentee! MAGIC provides the perfect opportunities for girls to discover their passions and explore fields and projects they may not have access to in school/in their daily lives. I am so proud to be a part of this fantastic nonprofit! As a mentor, I have also seen the insides of how MAGIC functions, and I am really impressed with the organization and leadership behind the nonprofit. I feel like I have joined a community of amazing, inspiring women (mentors, mentees, and board members alike) and cannot wait to see MAGIC grow!
Mentoring for magic was fantastic! It was great to help my mentee learn, and it was an amazing opportunity to learn how to teach!
I loved mentoring with GetMagic! I was matched with an excited middle schooler, and we really clicked, which made it easy to help her with her project. I was impressed at how outgoing and creative my mentee was, and she was willing to try anything. She clearly hadn't yet hit the point where she was self conscious about herself or her abilities, and I am optimistic that she will at least consider a career in a STEM field when the time is right. I believe that this program is an excellent way to expose girls to STEM fields in a personalized and interactive way. As they complete their projects, they get to know a woman who made a career out of the subjects they are studying, which seems to be extra encouraging. I think this is an excellent opportunity for girls, and it's an experience I wish I had as a middle/high schooler. I can't wait to mentor with GetMagic again!