Advice/Wisdom for High School Seniors

Target / Ops

Target Ops

UnitedHealthcare, UnitedHealth Group, Securus Technologies, Optum
Nov 25, 2019 5 Comments

I have 10 interns in my department (tech support helpdesk). They’re all young women who are high school seniors and have demonstrated an interest in technology. I’m curious what advice or wisdom the women of Blind would share with these young professionals.


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TOP 5 Comments
  • New / Product surethings
    Don't delay finding mentors and don't be shy asking people to be your mentors.
    Whatever you do, don't give up. Keep grinding.
    Nov 25, 2019 0
  • Zillow Group OfTheDay
    First off, good on you for asking this. My 2 cents: help them connect with networks geared around women in tech. Encourage them to join LinkedIn and join groups focused on what they are interested in. They might be a little young but if they can find 1-2 mentors through such a group it could really help them visualize and understand their options and potential opportunities as they decide on what type of training they want. And it could provide them with an understanding of how the tech working world works and at least hear/read stories on how other women navigated to their current roles.
    Nov 25, 2019 0
  • Qualys notblind55
    Here’s a useful article you can share with them.
    Nov 25, 2019 0
  • Google yy444xc
    Find mentors. Don't give up
    Nov 30, 2019 0
  • Genesys / Eng bSYo48
    If not familiar, check out the Anita Borg institute. They should have relevant resources.

    Have heard good things about their Grace Hopper conference, if you and/or your students have the opportunity.
    Nov 29, 2019 0


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