Empowering Students to Explore STEM Studies
Ten years ago, many students viewed medicine and law as the most promising careers. Today, computer-science-related jobs are the #1 new source of wages in the US, with nearly 500,000 job openings and offering the most competitive salaries.
We want to celebrate #NationalCodingWeek, next week (September 16-20), by sharing how Liquidnet educates and elevates students interested in STEM studies. With so many opportunities in STEM-related fields, we want to help bridge the talent gap and provide students with access to STEM studies to which they may not otherwise have regular access.
We understand the importance of setting the foundation in a STEM field to build a successful career. At Liquidnet, we offer a coding camp called Camp_Codea as well as internship opportunities for college students. Camp_Codea is a five-day summer program for 20 female-identifying high-school students passionate about STEM studies. Liquidnet sources diverse candidates from the New York City area and aims to place 50% of students from underserved communities. The weeklong event offers a coding deep-dive and introduction to computer science. Liquidnet employees volunteer their time and knowledge to lead the sessions, ensuring each participant walks away with a richer understanding of the technology powering fintech today. Through networking with full-time Liquidnet employees, Camp_Codea participants are also given exposure to varying careers within the field of Technology.
Liquidnet Internships are also available in the summer and offer college students the opportunity to work on projects from beginning to end, and formally present accomplishments to management. We offer internships across technology and product, sales and marketing, client services, and business operations. Last year, nine students joined us for full-time positions post-internship.
By Jerilyn Medrea, Chief People Officer