Call for Mentors (Fall 2017)

MAGIC aims to increase the interest of middle and high school girls in STEM topics and STEM careers, by providing one-on-one mentoring to them for a period of four to six months. To date, MAGIC has provided one-on-one mentoring to middle and high school girls from many regions of California — including Irvine, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Bay Area, and San Diego — and also other regions, such as Austin (Texas), Cambridge (Massachusetts), New York City, and Princeton (New Jersey). In its tenth year, MAGIC is planning to expand to more schools and regions and is actively seeking mentors.

We are looking for energetic women with careers in STEM who can serve as mentors in this program. We hope you are interested! See MAGIC's latest reviews by recent participants to get an idea of the impact you can have on the life and career of a middle or a high school girl.

MAGIC mentors have included women with successful STEM careers from AC Nielsen, Amazon, Apple, BBN Technologies, Cisco, City Year LA, Columbia University, Drexel University, Duke University, Environ, Genentech, Glass Lab, Google, Hitachi, IBM, Intel, Lab 126, LinkedIn, McGraw-Hill, McKinsey, Medtronic, MIT, NASA, NIH, Nisum Technologies, North Carolina State University, Oracle, Sandisk, San Jose State University, Santa Clara University, Stanford University, Survey Monkey, The Trade Desk, Tulane University, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, UC San Diego, UC San Francisco, University of Massachusetts, University of Memphis, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, University of Wisconsin, the US Navy, Varian Medical Systems, Wells Fargo, and Yodle.

About half of our mentoring relationships have been remote, so our mentors are located in various parts of the US.

MAGICMentor Criteria

  • Must be a woman with a career (past or present) in STEM.
  • Must pledge a time commitment of 4-6 months, for approximately 8 hours/month.
  • Must provide a professional profile/resume, including the number of years of professional experience.
  • Must consent to participate in a comprehensive background check.
  • Must go through an application process, including a phone interview.
  • Must complete initial orientation/training.