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Review for Getmagic Corporation, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

MAGIC is a fantastic organization that makes a huge impact in people's lives. I am a senior in high school and last summer I was mentored by Shruthi Basireddy, an ambitious, hardworking, dedicated senior at the University of Chicago. Through weekly Skype meetings, she helped me research the neuroscience of pregnancy and instructed me about how to write a scientific literature review. In addition to my MAGIC project, Shruthi and I also talked about her college experience and career paths for women in STEM. She was also insightful and willing to help or guide me whenever I needed it, so I am incredibly grateful to have formed a bond with her over the summer. The MAGIC program in general is very well-run, with periodic check-in surveys or meetings to track the progress of our projects. Its mission to empower women in STEM is a noble one, and moreover the execution is excellent. I think the most valuable aspect of MAGIC is how its mentors get to understand STEM career paths and the daily lives of women in STEM fields, because these realities often seem vague and murky to high school students. My experience was nothing short of fantastic and I am incredibly grateful for Shruthi and for MAGIC!

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