Welcome to our third newsletter of the summer. We are less than three weeks away from our Closing Ceremony.
Jaqueline Scott and Jayden Lee are rising Seniors at Lowell High School and interns at Sqwell, a platform that connects you with gyms, studios, instructors, and fitness classes all across the city. Their CEO Darren Chan is giving the team a true start-up experience because the office is a converted home on the second floor of a gym. Jaqueline has taken on doing research for the company’s social media networks and online blog. She also updates the profiles of all of their clients. Jayden, on the other hand, is collaborating with the QA team to find more investors. The students appreciate learning from co-workers that are from around the world and exposure to every possible role in a small startup.
AdRoll is a rockstar supporter of sf.citi education programs: they are a 2nd year partner in our Circle the Schools program and they have mentored over ten interns through Future Graduates. This summer their IT Department, led by Adrian Dunne, has been working with Jenny Xin, a Junior from Lowell High School, and Mason Tsai, a Sophomore from Raoul Wallenberg High School. Jenny and Mason team up to collect tickets from employees when there are technical difficulties (ranging from spotty internet connections, wiring trouble, and even hardware issues), and with Adrian’s help they fix the issues. Shannon Marshall, a Sophomore from George Washington High School, has been helping John Schellman and the Sales team grow their database. All of the students are eager to return next summer to continue working at AdRoll and benefit from more work experience in a great team environment.
Alexandria Brown and Katelyn Ewe are recent graduates from Lowell who both will attend UC Santa Cruz together in the Fall. They beamed when asked about their internships at 1776 and The Hattery, where they work with 1776 staff members Kelsey Suemnicht and Ashley Summers. Alexandria has been eager to improve her communication skills, particularly in public speaking, and grow her professional network in the city. Katelyn, meanwhile, is on a self-professed path to discovering who she is, by increasing her social intelligence. Katelyn and Alexandria are grateful to gain exposure to a variety of fields in the Hattery’s fun and fast-paced co-working environment. Kelsey has been helping to schedule events for the students to attend and she says, “tech doing good is defined by how they help students; their ideas and youthful energy are vital.”