When we are not bringing the local technology community to the TRIO office, we are bringing students to them. With the benefit of being situated in close proximity to many of Silicon Valley’s technology giants, we take advantage of that and expose students to the opportunities these companies hold for the local community. Be it an internship while you’re still in school, or your first professional role upon graduation, there are many options for students, present and past, to engage these companies.
In the recent past, TRIO has taken students to visit LinkedIn, Oracle, and Facebook. We are afforded the opportunity to tour the campuses and interact with a panel of company employees. Very often, these employees share their stories of being a student that was first generation in college and low income.
In the near future, we are planning a visit Google, PayPal, and a return to LinkedIn.