Friday, May 1, 2015 | 12pm EST/3pm PST
Supporting Latinas in STEM Careers…Register here.
Product Manager for the Intel Corporation in the Silicon Valley, Julissa Ramirez is motivated leader with a passion for new and existing technologies. She holds a BS in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Technology and an MS in Manufacturing and Mechanical Integration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her leadership roles and awards are impressive, including:
- President and Chairwoman of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, Silicon Valley Professional Chapter
- Active Member of the Society of Women Engineers
- Founder of LISTAS (Latinas in Stem to Achieve Success)
- Intel Latino Network, Employee Resource Group Public Relations Chair
- Silicon Valley Latino’s “40 under 40 Latin@s to Watch” Award Honoree for 2013, Science and Technology Category
- Hispanic IT Executive Council – Rising Star Award
Thursday, May 7, 2015 | 3pm EST/12pm PST
What’s in it for me? A first generation student’s perspective on college success…Register here.
Supporting first-generation college students is a key goal for many colleges and universities. Unfortunately, nine out of 10 low-income, first-gens will not earn a bachelor’s degree by age 24. The dropout rate for these students is four times higher than that of peers whose parents have a postsecondary education. In this webinar, we’ll examine some emerging trends and best-practices for promoting college success for first-gens and learn about a nonprofit organization that is bringing colleges together to share what’s working and learn from one another toward a shared goal on increasing college access and success for first-gens.
1) Examine model programs that are successfully supporting first-generation college student success and persistence to graduation.
2) Take away new ideas for improving or starting new campus efforts on behalf of first-generation college students.
3) Learn about CSO’s work in partnership with four-year colleges and universities on behalf of first-generation college and how your institution can get involved.
Center for Student Opportunity (CSO) is a national nonprofit working in partnership with close to 200 four-year colleges and universities to promote and strengthen college opportunities for first-generation college students. CSO’s ImFirst.org web application is a college search and planning tool designed with first-gens in mind and a campaign collecting YouTube video stories from first-gen students and graduates that inspire and offer advice to the next generation of students who will be first.
Matt Rubinoff, Executive Director of I’m First.
Brenda Cordero, College Partner Relations Associate of I’m First.
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