The Latinas Engineering Leaders Program is a 4-month virtual mentorship program designed to empower and support Latinas who are early in their college career and interested in pursuing a degree in Computer Science.
Throughout the program we cover the fundamentals of career development; ranging from strategies on how to succeed in higher education to personal coaching on how to land your first technical internship.
Please see the full list of workshops below.
Our goal is to help young Latina engineers land their first technical internship, and prepare them to become future leaders in the tech industry
Our second cohort will run from
August 10th, 2019 through November 16th, 2019
Qualifications and Application
Please read through the information below to familiarize yourself with the selection process and ensure your eligibility
Important Dates to Remember
Application opens: May 15, 2019 at 8:00am (PST)
Application due: July 1st, 2019 at 11:59pm (PST)
Video interviews will take place June - July 2019
Final decisions will be made in July 2019
Program runs from August - November 2019
(all workshops will happen on Saturday from 11am - 12:30pm)
SESSION 1: Get To Know Us - Sat. August 10th
SESSION 2: College Tips 101 - Sat. August 17th
SESSION 3: Resume Development 101 - Sat. August 24th
SESSION 4: Careers in Tech - Sat. August 31st
SESSION 5: Applying to Internships 101 - Sat. Sept 7th
SESSION 6: Develop your Personal Website - Sat. Sept 14th
SESSION 7: Basics of Tech Interviews - Sat. Sept 21st
SESSION 8: Practice Behavioral Interview - Sat. Sept. 28th **
SESSION 9: Practice Technical Interview - Sat. Sept. 28th **
SESSION 10: Networking 101 - Sat. Oct. 12th
SESSION 11: Full Practice Interview - Sat. Oct. 19th
SESSION 12: Applying to Scholarships 101 - Sat. Oct. 26th
SESSION 13: Design Thinking & Rapid Prototyping- Sat. Nov. 2nd
SESSION 14: Support Outside of Campus - Sat. Nov. 9th
SESSION 15: Tech Company Tour - Sat. Nov. 16th
** These will happen on the same day
Identify as a Latina
Be an incoming freshman or sophomore in the Fall of 2019
Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a BA/BS program in California for the Fall of 2019
Intend to pursue a degree in computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, or related major
Have a passion for a career in the tech industry
Have a strong desire in their personal leadership development and growth
Be able to commit to the program responsibilities listed in the application
Meet our 2018 Cohort
Facebook University Engineering Intern 2019
Google EP Intern 2019
“The Latinas Engineering Leadership Program has prepared me to handle both the expected and unexpected challenges of the tech industry, be even prouder of where I come from, and find strategies to give back to the community that raised me, especially in STEM education.”
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