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Highlights from 2024 Leadership Series for Scholars, including career panels, professional development topics, and in-person events at Microsoft and Reddit. Plus, our new STEM Career Pathways program for select Community College students.

Happy Holidays message and photos.

Thank you to National Gypsum and everyone for making a difference on #GivingTuesday. A call for internships and new graduate jobs. Scholars at an Angels Baseball game. Thank you to Farmers for donating their suite at an LA Sparks game to thank our dedicated team.

Focus on paid internships for our Scholars and entry-level jobs for our new graduates.

Highlights from 11th Annual Scholarship Gala at Sony Pictures Studios. Plus, highlights from Scholars’ summer internships.

Highlights from Scholars’ summer internships.

Highlights from Scholars’ summer internships. Plus, invitation and link to attend our 11th Annual Scholarship Gala on Saturday, September 9, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City.

Celebrating our new graduates with photos. Highlights from a professional development workshop and mentoring lunch that Qualcomm hosted for Scholars, and an alumni mixer that Laserfiche hosted. Board member Maben Jimenez was honored as “Mentor of the Year” at the Los Angeles Business Journal Women’s Leadership Symposium & Awards. Plus, “Save the Date” Saturday, September 9 for Annual Scholarship Gala at Sony Pictures Studios.

Celebrating our new graduates with some great photos. Highlights from a professional development workshop and panel Deloitte hosted for our Scholars. Plus, “Save the Date” Saturday, September 9 for Annual Scholarship Gala at Sony Pictures Studios.

National Volunteer Week. STEM Advantage panels – Women in STEM and Cybersecurity Careers – during Cal State Dominguez Hills’ ToroHack conference. Request for internships and jobs for Scholars and new grads. “Save the Date” Saturday, September 9 for annual Gala.

Photos from our Women’s History Month Panel & Networking event at Reddit. Request for internships and entry-level jobs for our Scholars and new grads. Plus, “Save the Date” Saturday, September 9 for annual Gala.

Seeking internships and entry-level jobs for our Scholars and new grads. Plus, “Save the Date”: Saturday evening, September 9, for our annual Gala.

Highlights from our Leadership Series of professional development workshops and STEM career panels, our Careers @ Qualcomm Day & Mentoring event, and a Career Panel & Networking event @ Slalom – all for our Scholars.

Highlights from 2022 – our 10th Anniversary!

Highlights STEM Advantage alumna on Women in Technology Hollywood panel and STEM Advantage Scholars @ Cal State LA mixer. Plus, registration for Workforce of the Future panel on December 7.

Highlights opportunities to provide internships and hire new graduates. Profiles Scholars at Accenture, Inari Medical, Sony, and Applied Medical.

Make a difference – ways you can get involved. Provide internships, hire new graduates, and be a mentor. Highlights include Scholars at Meta, Southern California Gas, Snap, Boeing, and summer research projects. Plus, one of our mentors.

Celebrating 10 Years! Highlights from 10th Anniversary Gala. Profiles on new graduate Maria, new Program Manager for Internships & Career Placement: Jasmyn Masters-Culpepper, new Board member Arlene Semwezi, and new Advisory Board member Dr. Emily Allen.

Summer internship photos. First Generation Professionals Alumni program. Registration for 10th Anniversary Gala on Saturday evening, August 27.

Highlights new graduates Alexi, Manny and Ayoub. Plus, Save the Date: Saturday evening, August 27, for our 10th Anniversary Gala.

Over 100 STEM Advantage Scholars graduated in May. Highlights new graduates Leslie, Matthew, Gary and Elizama. Plus, alumni Hosna and Emily were featured speakers at Cal State Long Beach’s MarinaHacks.

Los Angeles Business Journal honors: “Nonprofit Team of the Year” Finalist for our 1-to-1 Mentorship program and DEI “Executive of the Year” Finalist Christina Shareef – Board member. Webinar “Scoot Over: Making Room for First Gen Professionals to Thrive”.

Highlights STEM Advantage Scholars Makayla and Evelyn and alumna Stephanie. Plus, our Women’s History Month panel featuring Raquel Marquez (Farmers Insurance Group), Christina Shareef (Reddit), Melanie Hildebrandt (WestRock), and Leala Shah Crawford (Deloitte).

Highlights STEM Advantage Scholar Zainab and alumnus Abdul-Haqq. Plus, our Black History Month panel featuring Afua Donkor (Reddit), Gina Eriksson (Sony Pictures Entertainment), Kevin Gray (City of Burbank), and Karolyn Young (The Aerospace Corporation).

Highlights the difference your investment makes for Scholars. Request for summer internships and new grad opportunities. Summary of professional development workshops and career panels. Profile on Tania Velazquez, our new Program Manager for Mentorships & Talent Development.

Highlights STEM Advantage Scholars Samantha, Jesse, Anthony, Marcel, & Jalyssa.

Freshmen STEM Career Pathways program. Workforce of the Future panel on December 14.

How you can make a difference as a mentor for a STEM Advantage Scholar, including testimonials from mentors Shawna and Kevin. Plus, Board members and alumnae participate on Careers in Cybersecurity Panel to celebrate National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

Highlights how you can make a difference to help us diversify the STEM workforce.

Highlights from our 9th Annual STEM Advantage Scholars Gala on August 28. Plus, update on our impact and partnership opportunities.

Highlights from summer internships featuring Maria, Jared and Rahim. Plus, invitation to join us on Saturday, August 28, for A Night at the Museum as we celebrate our 9th Annual STEM Advantage Scholars Gala.

Celebrating recent STEM Advantage graduates Ashley, Amy, and Nafisa. Plus, Save the Date and join us on Saturday, August 28, for A Night at the Museum as we celebrate our 9th Annual STEM Advantage Scholars Gala.

Celebrating nearly 100 STEM Advantage Scholars who graduated in May with features on Kaylee and Charles. Highlights from our “Preparing for Your Internship” workshop to help scholars get the most from their summer internships.

Highlights from Career Pathways for Black STEM Professionals: Getting Beyond the Starting Gate panel on April 13, 2021; Cal State Dominguez Hills annual ToroHack Security conference – STEM Advantage presented a Security Careers panel and Women in STEM panel.

Los Angeles Business Journal honored STEM Advantage as Diversity, Inclusion + Equity Nonprofit of the Year! Plus, Career Pathways for Black STEM Professionals: Getting Beyond the Starting Gate panel on April 13, 2021; Women in Technology Hollywood (WiTH) honored STEM Advantage with a Charity Leadership award; Security Careers panel at Cal Poly Pomona’s Tech Symposium.

Career Pathways for Black STEM Professionals: Getting Beyond the Starting Gate panel on April 13, 2021; Internships and opportunities for new grads; Career Success: 1-on-1 Mock interviews and feedback.

Internships and opportunities for new grads; Professional Development & Career Panels, including Coding & technical interviews, Certifications, Financial literacy, Launch your STEM career, and Women in Tech & IT-relate Careers.

Workforce of the Future panel on December 9, 2020; Cindy McKenzie named SIM Leader of the Year.

Ways you can make a difference – provide an internship, be a mentor, fund a scholarship, hire a graduate; Professional Development: Certifications, Agile, Coding interviews, Video interviews, Building Your LinkedIn Profile, and Career Panels.  Plus, Heidrick & Struggles’ “Unleashing Your Career Potential” webinars and one-on-one support.

Lessons learned from Scholars’ virtual summer internships, plus ways you can get involved and make a difference.

Recap of Donor Circle, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Panel, and Scholarship Gala week of August 23rd. Exceeded “stretch goal”. Received $223,500, plus matching gifts, to fund scholarships. Thank you to Diamond sponsor Farmers Insurance and Platinum sponsors CloudBees, Inphi, Southern California Society for Information Management (SCSIM), and Zscaler.

Advancing Equity Through Education. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Panel on August 25 featuring executives from Google, The Brookings Institution, IMAX, and ADP. Annual Scholarship Gala on August 27 featuring STEM Advantage Scholars & alumni sharing their stories with emcee Frank Mottek.

STEM Advantage Scholar profile on Abdul-Haqq. Plus, video of STEM Advantage alumna Jessica, who graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from Cal State LA, and Patria Cabral, a Product Management Director at Ria and STEM Advantage mentor. Jessica is a product manager on Patria’s team. 

Profiles of STEM Advantage Scholars who graduated with the Class of 2020, including Jonathan, Tamia, and Alexis.

Profiles of STEM Advantage Scholars who graduated with the Class of 2020, including stories from Lia, Diego, Jizzelle, and Haydon.

Profiles of STEM Advantage Scholars Darrielle, Armando and Jalyssa.

Profiles of STEM Advantage Scholars Alley, Jimar, and Juliana. Information to be a mentor or provide an internship.

Thank you to Twitch streamer and internet celebrity Imane “Pokimane” Anys for her donation. Highlights from STEM Advantage “Security Careers” and “Women in STEM” panels at Cal State Dominguez Hills’ annual Cyber Security Conference on February 15. Highlights from “Public-Private Partnership” Panel featuring STEM Advantage Board members Cindy McKenzie, Thomas Phelps, and Charles Sims at Laserfiche Education Leadership Symposium.

Highlights from “Career Night” on January 8. Hiring managers and talent leaders came together to help nearly 100 STEM Advantage Scholars prepare for Spring interviews with professional development sessions and opportunities to practice networking and build community. Thank you to Kern Wasan and the team at Pivotal Labs, who hosted the evening.

Profile of STEM Advantage Scholar MaryLiza and year-end message.

Happy Thanksgiving message and ways people are making a difference – providing internships, being a mentor, funding scholarships, participating in workshops, and building community.

Highlights from “Workforce of the Future” Panel and Networking event on October 24 at Sony Pictures lot, featuring Theresa Miller, CIO, Lionsgate Entertainment; Charles Sims, Head of Technology, LA Clippers; Paul Martin, SVP, Diversity & Inclusion, Sony Pictures Entertainment; Sherrie Schwartz, Head of Human Resources, Creative Artists Agency (CAA); Chuck Gustafson, SVP, Engineering & Technology, The Aerospace Corporation; Alejandra Soto, STEM Advantage Alumna and Software Engineer, Farmers; and Stephanie Barrymore, Technology Practice, GALLUP (Moderator).  Plus, STEM Advantage Scholar profiles on Savannah and Charles.

Welcome to Cal State Fullerton as our 6th CSU campus partner! Profile of STEM Advantage Scholar Mei-Ying. Highlights from our career workshops in September.

STEM Advantage Scholars Alexis, Denise, and Kareena with summer Internships at Accenture. Profile of STEM Advantage Scholar Harry, who Is a veteran. We are honored to serve veterans in our program. Highlights from our Networking Night to build community at Pivotal Labs.

STEM Advantage Scholars at Farmers Insurance Group, an incredible partner who hosted 11 Scholars – Linda, Andres, Kristen, Ethan, Jonathan, Mary Elizabeth, Matthew, Michael, Roni, Robert, and Sofia – for paid internships.  STEM Advantage Scholars Gaby and Mark at Avery Dennison for their summer internships. Scholars Diana and Brittney at Econolite for internships.

Highlights from our Onboarding Workshop hosted by the FabFitFun recruiting team. Thank you to STEM Advantage alumni Danielle and Emily for planning, organizing and leading the workshop with amazing guest speakers from Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros, Valence Media, FabFitFun. Plus, alumni to share their internship experiences and words of wisdom to our new Scholars. Plus, featured internship partners Internet Brands and NBCUniversal.

Congratulations to our May 2019 graduates, highlighting a few Scholars: Veronica, Alejandra, Karina and Eduardo. Plus, STEM Advantage Scholar profiles on Rubi (an alumna) and Marcus.

Highlights from our 2019 STEM Advantage Scholarship Gala held at the California Science Center, Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion. STEM Advantage Scholar profile on MaryLiza.  Our Scholars attending ISACA LA’s “SheLeadsTech” event.

Highlights from and link to The CIO Whisperer Dan Roberts’ article on STEM Advantage featuring Board members Marlo Donate (Farmers), Ron Guerrier (State of Illinois), and Cindy McKenzie (Deluxe Entertainment Services Group) on the motivation for starting STEM Advantage. STEM Advantage Scholar profile on Hosna. Tickets and sponsor information for our 7th Annual 2019 STEM Advantage Scholarship Gala.

Profile of STEM Advantage Scholar Jocelyn. Feature on Cindy McKenzie, STEM Advantage Vice President and CIO at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, a panelist for  “Upgrading Your Leadership Code” at the Smart Hollywood Summit. Thank you to Accenture for grant.

Highlights from STEM Advantage Networking event at Pivotal Labs on January 10. Thank you to Kern Wasan, Henry Meller and the Pivotal Labs team. Plus, our guest speakers, industry professionals and Board for an amazing evening of fun, learning, and community for our Scholars. Thank you to SoCalGas for a generous grant. Highlights from when STEM Advantage Scholars attended an LA Clippers game and had a VIP tour thanks to Charles Sims, Head of Technology for the LA Clippers.

Scholar profiles: Tamia and Pilar. #Giving Tuesday “Pay It Forward”.

STEM Advantage Alumni “Paying It Forward” – highlights from Abanoub, Shawna, and Reymarie. Save the Date: 7th Annual Scholarship Gala on April 27, 2019 at the Samuel Oschin Space Shuttle Endeavour Pavilion at the California Science Center. Our newest academic partner: Cal Poly Pomona.

“Pay It Forward” by providing internships, being a mentor, or funding a scholarship(s).

Summer internship highlights: Ashley @ Intel, Justin @ Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense (EBAD), and Thar @ Jacobs.

STEM Advantage Scholar feature: Savannah @ AKM Consulting Engineering for her internship. STEM Advantage and Pivotal co-host summer social for our Scholars and guests featuring “lightning talks” and networking. STEM Advantage Scholars tour SpaceX.

Summer internships! STEM Advantage Scholars/interns @ Farmers, Warner Bros. Studios, and TTM Technologies.

Meet a few of our graduates – Danielle, Abanoub, and Leanne – and read about their new jobs. We are incredibly proud of our Scholars and know they’ll have successful STEM careers.

Recap of our 6th Annual Scholarship Gala at Sony Pictures Studios on April 21st. STEM Advantage Vice President Cindy McKenzie receives Society for Information Management’s (SIM) Most Inspiring Leader Award and STEM Advantage is honored with the STEM Nonprofit Partner Award. STEM Advantage partners with Cal State Dominguez Hills for ToroHack Cybersecurity Conference.

STEM Advantage Scholar feature: Beatriz. Highlights from Higher Education and Latinos in California event. and Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California conference.

STEM Advantage Scholar feature: Airrion. STEM Advantage Vice President Cindy McKenzie receives Advanced Imaging Society’s (AIS) Distinguished Leadership Award. Interviewing Skills Workshops for students.

STEM Advantage Scholar feature: Alyssa. Save the Date: 6th Annual Scholarship Gala at Sony Pictures Studios on April 21st.

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