"An internship can provide clarity and can teach you so much about the field you want to work in and about yourself."
By 2028, it’s estimated that the United States will only be producing 19% of the graduates necessary to meet the nation’s tech workforce needs. [Source]
This is a national problem.
While it’s essential to encourage girls’ interest in computer science and tech during their K-12 years, the data shows that it’s not enough.
We need to enable and empower women in tech, especially Black, Latina, and Indigenous women, trans, and non-binary people, through their college years.
Today, 57% of all bachelor’s degrees are awarded to women. Yet only 1.4% of these women are studying computer science and related disciplines [source].
No matter if you’re a student, employer, or faculty member, it’s time to make a move.