Earlier this month, 11 Boys Hope Girls Hope World Wide Technology Scholars traveled to the DC area to attend the 37th annual BEYA (Be Everything You Are) STEM Conference, a multi-day experience of networking, celebrating excellence, and showcasing STEM career opportunities.
“I gained valuable insights into what the career landscape is like today. I attended many sessions, such as workshops that helped to improve my interview skills (especially now that internship season has arrived)! The best piece of advice I received was to ‘be scared but do it anyway.’”
Our collegians had the opportunity to attend two days of the conference where they participated in workshops on resume development and interview skills, seminars on topics such as finding confidence in your career, innovation, passion, and leadership, and attended an in-person career fair featuring dozens of industries and companies from across the country.
World Wide Technology Scholar Jimena Sanchez of Colorado said “I gained valuable insights into what the career landscape is like today. I attended many sessions, such as workshops that helped to improve my interview skills (especially now that internship season has arrived)! The best piece of advice I received was to ‘be scared but do it anyway.’”
During the conference, collegians also met one-on-one with World Wide Technology team members to learn more about the partnership between Boys Hope Girls Hope and the many career pathways available at WWT.
To learn more about the World Wide Technology Scholars program, visit World Wide Technology Scholars | Boys Hope Girls Hope Network.
In addition to the conference, we spent time exploring DC, including a nighttime tour of monuments and a visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture! The experience provided a wonderful opportunity for collegians from Cincinnati, Colorado, New York, and San Francisco to both build new bonds and reconnect with old friends from across the Boys Hope Girls Hope community.
Erin Beezley is the Service Programs Coordinator, here. She manages key programming initiatives such as My Road, Collegiate Prep, and World Wide Technology Scholars. She also manages volunteer and service learning initiatives, like AmeriCorps and the Guatemala Service Immersion. Erin lives in St. Louis.
Tour of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)
While in DC for the conference, the WWT Scholars also took a side trip to Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland for a shadow day.
Read more about this connection and partnership on their blog post about hosting us!