Checking in with a TechGirlz Alum: THE END OF A GREAT SUMMER OF WORK

It is bittersweet to see our TechGirlz age out of the program, but we love to watch them move on to bigger and better things. We couldn’t be more proud of TechGirlz alum, Angel Bird as she tackles her first college internship. Check out the recap written by C.C. Chapman, a freelance writer, photographer, marketing consultant, advocate/volunteer and teacher that spent hours teaching, mentoring and managing the Wheaton Innovates (WiN) Team of students.

Angel Summer Intern

For some of the students, this was their first work experience. Many of them were working with technology and on projects that they had never thought of doing before. It was fun to watch them choose to shadow on projects where they didn’t yet feel comfortable to contribute but wanting to learn.

They learned how you never know during a requirements gathering meeting if the client is going to be a joy or difficult to work with and that no matter how cool a project sounds if a client can’t get the logistics worked out on their side it doesn’t happen.

Thank you to everyone at MassChallenge for making us feel welcomed and to the startups who we will be rooting for even now that our work together is complete.

I’ve not mentioned the team members by name up until now because I wanted to wait until the end of our time together to share more about them. If you are looking to hire the next great junior member of your team, you should click through and hire one of these marvelous students.

Angel Bird (pictured above kneeling), Alex Stomberg, Jules Bibonimana, Zhuo Chen, Alvaro Guerra Rodriguez, Christina Smith and Keegan Dougless are all going to do amazing things in this world and whoever is smart enough to hire them is going to be happy they did.

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