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WIT Campus Group Mentoring Spring 2023 Closing Event

The WIT Campus Group Mentoring Spring 2023 Closing Event event was hosted at Coca-Cola HQ. We had a fantastic turnout, with over 35 students joining us for an inspiring day.

12:00PM – 12:05PM – Welcome
12:05PM – 12:25PM – From Graduation to Corporate: The Career Journeys of Women in STEM
12:25PM – 12:35PM – Break
12:35PM – 1:30PM – Panel: Exploring Career Paths of Women in STEM
1:30PM – 1:50PM – Recruiting & Internships at The Coca-Cola Company
1:50PM – 2:00PM – Closing Remarks

As soon as the students arrived, they were greeted with a tour of this iconic building, which set the tone for an incredible day filled with learning and insights. We kicked off the event with speakers Grace Miller and Brenda Khor, who shared their experiences and provided valuable advice on transitioning from graduation to corporate life. This was an engaging and insightful talk that left everyone inspired and motivated.

Next up was the panel discussion Coca-Cola Women in STEM, moderated by Grace Miller. This panel was led by Claudia Landazabal, DeAngela Pitts, LaDena Bolton, and Rabab Karori. It was a truly enlightening discussion that highlighted the achievements of these incredible women and the challenges they faced along the way.

“I am grateful that the mentees allowed me to share my story, and, most importantly, I am grateful that they trusted me to listen to theirs.  I hope that a small piece of my experiences helped them to believe in themselves, create their own trajectory in life, and continue to do more than they ever imagined.”
– DeAngela Pitts

“At the WIT Campus Next Level Up Group mentoring program and events, I have had the pleasure of observing numerous talented and intelligent women and girls. This organization has afforded me various opportunities to improve my technical and soft skills, enhance my problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, and develop my communication skills. Moreover, they emphasize the importance of collaboration, partnership, and teamwork, which are essential proficiencies in any STEAM-related career. Listening to feedback and insights from my peers and mentors regarding their experiences with the WIT job shadows, internships, research projects, and other experiential activities has served as a source of motivation and inspiration for me. This encouragement has driven me to pursue academic excellence and to make impactful contributions to both the WIT and Gwinnett Tech Community.”
– April Chang