SEE OPEN APPLICATION FOR 2019-2020 PROGRAM
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 in 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 “Through mentoring, coaching, and research we create a bridge to success by enhancing 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 per year
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
It is mandatory for the students to meet with their mentors once a week. Our mentors will help our mentees grow into the employee that every employer wants to hire.
Through mentoring, coaching, and research we create a bridge to success by enhancing students’ opportunities in the technology field
To level the playing field for the 1st generation college students as they enter the workforce
Mentorship: Bridge to Connect will pull in professionals to coach and guide these first-generation college students in navigating the professional do's 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.