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Dear Ms. McKenzie and Ms. Kline,
I would like to thank you for selecting me to be a part of the STEM Advantage Program. I am truly grateful for the support this program has already given me, and I am excited to grow through this opportunity. I hope to represent this program in the best way possible.
Rosalie T., STEM Advantage Scholar, Computer Science Major
Goal: To be a software developer. I ultimately desire to be a part of coming up with innovations in technology that will bring joy to people’s lives.
Thank you so very much for selecting me! This entire experience has already been very rewarding and I am so grateful for everything. I am looking forward to working with my mentor, as well as gaining experience from the internship.
Again, thank you for this life changing opportunity, I feel so honored to be a part of the STEM Advantage program and I look forward to all the wonderful experiences this will bring.
STEM Advantage Scholar
Computer Technology/Homeland Security major, California State University Dominguez Hills
Goal: My current major in Computer Technology has an emphasis on homeland security. I would like to use these skills to work in a cyber-security position.
Jessica DeVita has been an excellent mentor. I have had multiple interviews with a variety of different company’s, and Jessica has been very supportive and helpful throughout the entire process. She has given very good advice not only in her experience as an IT consultant, but as well as interview strategies and business etiquette. I’m very glad to have her as a mentor.
Matthew R., STEM Advantage Scholar, Computer Science Major
Mentoring makes a difference. A young person thrives when they know someone cares about their future and they receive guidance about educational and career options. When faced with the choice to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), too often our college students are opting out. As a result, we have too few students graduating with the STEM skills American companies need to compete in the global market.
Mentors provide a vital role in the success of the participants and the program providing a role model of a successful STEM professional and:
- Providing personal support, guidance and coaching on the life skills that will help a students stay in college and complete a bachelor degree in a STEM discipline
- Exposing students to the lifelong benefits of higher education and a career in a STEM-related field
- Being a trusted advocate who students feel comfortable asking questions related to school, work and life
If you are interested in being a mentor, please contact Michelle Elkins at email@example.com