Susan IbachTechnical Evangelist
Microsoft's DigiGirlz programs give high school girls the opportunity to learn about careers in technology, connect with Microsoft employees, and participate in hands-n computer and technology workshops at the NERD Center in Cambridge, designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.
During the event, students interact with Microsoft employees and managers to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it's like to work at Microsoft. This exciting event provides girls with career planning assistance, information about technology and business roles, thought-provoking exercises, and interesting Microsoft product demonstrations. By participating in the Microsoft DigiGirlz Day, young women can find out about the variety of opportunities available in the high-tech industry and can explore future career paths.
There is no cost associated with this event. Microsoft provides the day free of charge for the girls who attend. Microsoft accepts girls and schools on a first-come, first-served basis. Local high schools are encouraged to send in registration requests for their interested girls for this event as soon as possible.
How do girls register to attend a DigiGirlz Day?
High schools can request to register girls for a DigiGirlz Day in their city by contacting email@example.com.
An individual girl who is currently in high school is welcome to register for a DigiGirlz Day in her area by sending an e-mail message with her name, her city and state, and the name of her high school to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Release Forms: All students and parent/legal guardian (if under 18) must complete and sign a media release form in order to attend the DigiGirlz event. The form can be obtained by e-mailing email@example.com.
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