We create a bridge to success by enhancing first-in-family college students' opportunities in the technology field.
To level the playing field for the 1st generation college students as they enter the workforce
"While possessing the right technical skills will always be important, I think leadership skills like coaching and mentoring, communication and diversity of thoughts are increasingly important in our global industry."
- Robert F. Leduc, President of Pratt & Whitney
Mentorship: Bridge to Connect will pull in professionals to coach and guide these first-generation college students in navigating the professional dos and don'ts. The program will provide infrastructure for these individuals to participate in the building and shaping of the next generation of professionals.
The process is a perpetual mentorship program.
Research: Facilitate the participation of the traditionally non-research focused universities in research involving the production of goods in the technology economy.
This Is Who we are
bridge to connect
BRDG is a non-profit organization dedicated to the success of first-generation college students majoring in engineering and computer science. We aim to diversify the population of potential employees and future leaders who are not only well-rounded and knowledgeable in their technical skills but possession of leadership, interpersonal abilities, and socially aware.
Through the application and interview process, we select students who are eager to be successful and the best fit for this program. We provide them with extensive mentoring, coaching, and stipends so they can concentrate on learning.
Our mission is,“We create a bridge to success by enhancing first-in-family college students" opportunities in the technology field.”
We focus on 3rd-year students through graduation with their BS degrees. Each student will be:
Paired with a mentor who will help them navigate the do’s and don’ts of a professional life
Provided with a stipend at $ 240 per week, up to 40 weeks. Stipend in Spring 2021 semester is guaranteed. Stipend beyond Spring semester will be based on performance, participation and grit.
Assisted in obtaining a summer internship with technology-related companies
Required to participate in social enhancement programs designed to ensure that students get exposure to professional soft skills that are crucial for success and advancement
The students must meet with their mentors once a week. Our mentors will help our mentees grow into the employee that every employer wants to hire.
Our members leaving their footprints...