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Students learn about working at Microsoft at DigiGirlz event

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  • Craig Pletenik/ Phoenix Union High School District

Twenty-one North High School Students Attended The DigiGirlz Event November 21 At The Microsoft Store In Scottsdale, Where They Interacted With Microsoft Staff And Management To Gain Exposure To Careers In Business And Technology And To Get An Inside Look At What It’s Like To Work At Microsoft. Photo Courtesy Of North High School

Twenty-one North High School students attended the DigiGirlz event November 21 at the Microsoft Store in Scottsdale.

This program is designed to provide high school girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about.

During the event, the students interacted with Microsoft staff and management to gain exposure to careers in business and technology and to get an inside look at what it’s like to work at Microsoft.

The women were introduced to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and participated in a team activity about creativity and problem- solving through technology.

Karla Camarena, a senior, said, “I was impressed to learn that more women need to get into STEM careers and that there are many pathways of having a career in technology.”

Junior Adalmaris Rendon learned about persistence, “keep going is really important even in the face of challenges and failures.”     

Nuvia Villasenor, a freshman, described her day as “a wonderful experience that will motivate me to pursue my goals and dreams. Being a girl won’t stop me.”

“The event was even more special and personal because our Microsoft hosts were both graduates of North High School,” Dr. Renata Geurtz, Business department instructional leader said.