Archive for Author Natasha Morrison

Sign up for a FREE Externship with AT&T!

The AT&T Summer Learning Academy is a free online externship learning program open to all high school and college students. Registration is available now and we get started on July 12th! The program has both short informative self-paced classes and exciting live events featuring well-known dynamic speakers focusing on four key areas: Personal Development, Business, Technology and insights on life at AT&T direct from our leadership and experts in their field. When you complete the program, you will be sent a unique digital badge from Credly.  Speakers include Sal Khan (Khan Academy), Troy Aikman (NFL Hall of Famer), Omar Johnson (Opus United), and Dr. Ellen Ochoa (Nasa Astronaut). 

Register HERE by June 22nd!

MORE INFO: 

·       Open to All High School and College Students

·       Dates: July 12 – August 6, 80 hours to complete for certificate

·       Live Events: July 12 – 23

·       Format: Virtual

·       Content: Web-based training, activities and guest speakers

·       Summer Credit: When you finish the course and receive a Credly certificate: Send Natasha an email with the certification and she can ensure you receive summer school internship credit.

WHAT IS THE COURSE CURRICULUM FOR AT&T SUMMER LEARNING ACADEMY?
There is a set group of courses that cover a variety of areas. An overview of the curriculum can be found here. The full syllabus of curriculum will be sent to all registered students in July. Students will receive a certificate of completion from Credly that is not specific to a particular discipline.


WILL THERE BE LIVE SESSIONS?
We have ~30 live sessions scheduled between July 12 – July 23, but attending events live is not mandatory. If you attend live, you will be able to interact with the presenters and ask questions. Live participants will have the chance to win various prizes and giveaways.


HOW LONG DO STUDENTS HAVE TO COMPLETE THE 80 HOURS WORTH OF WORK?
The program begins on July 12, with live events running from July 12 through July 23. Students will have until August 6th to complete the coursework required to receive the certificate of completion from Credly.

QUESTIONS? Contact Natasha Morrison at nmorrison@davincischools.org

Sign up for next SpaceX Lunch + Learn!

Join us for a SpaceX Lunch & Learn 

Monday, May 17th at 1:30pm 

Topic:

Roles at SpaceX – hear from various SpaceX employees about their job

WHEN: Monday, May 17th 1:30pm-2:30pm

MORE INFO: 

  • Will be held via Zoom 
  • Open to all grade levels
  • Interested?  RSVP for the event here by 8am on Friday, May 14th https://forms.gle/kMoULrSchajtVNCd8 and you’ll be sent the Zoom link via the email you share on the form.

Questions or Concerns?  

Contact Natasha Morrison, Director of Real World Learning, at nmorrison@davincischools.org 

CoLabL Summer Talent Accelerator – Apply Now!


 SUMMER INTERNSHIP 

Apply for the Talent Accelerator internship this Summer! 

What is it? Students will work with a team of other Da Vinci students and corporate mentors on several real projects aligned to employer and industry needs alongside CoLabL Talent Accelerator. Please review the below documents for more information: 

How do I apply? 

○ Apply by MAY 17th at 5pm

○ Apply online here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DaVinciSummer2021

  • You’ll need: 
    • An updated resume, saved in PDF form as “firstname_lastname_resume” 
    • A maximum one page essay describing why you would like to participate and what makes you a good fit for the program saved in PDF form as “firstname_lastname_essay” 
    •  Students will be informed of selection via email by May 21st at 5pm 

Dates: The project consultancies will run from July 12th-August 6th. 

○ They will be 100% remote 

Hours: There will be 10 hours/week of work. There will be 60 minute mentoring and upskilling workshops each week. Students will work on 1 individual projects and 1 team projects during the internship. 

Other details: 

ELIGIBILITY: Open to all grade levels, but students are expected to communicate with industry partners and Natasha independent of parents/guardian. Students are expected to communicate promptly and professionally via email. 

● SUMMER SCHOOL CREDIT: You will have the opportunity to earn 5 summer school credits for participating. It will reflect on your transcript as “Summer Internship Program”. 

Need help with a resume? 

Check out these resources below and feel free to share your resume with Natasha via Google Docs for feedback. 

Resume templates 

Resume samples 

Resume action verbs 

Questions or Concerns? 

Reach out to Natasha Morrison, Dir. of Real World Learning, at nmorrison@davincischools.org

Sign up for SpaceX Lunch + Learn TOMORROW (April 16th)

Topic:

Roles at SpaceX – hear from various SpaceX employees about their job

WHEN: Friday, April 16th 11:30am-12:30pm

MORE INFO: 

  • Will be held via Zoom 
  • Open to all grade levels
  • Interested?  RSVP for the event here by 8am on Friday, April 16th https://forms.gle/1hv8zm8oJDEpFhgT6 and you’ll be sent the Zoom link via the email you share on the form.

Questions or Concerns?  

Contact Natasha Morrison, Director of Real World Learning, at nmorrison@davincischools.org 

Summer Internships

Hi Da Vinci Students and Families,

We are excited to offer internship opportunities and career experiences this summer! Due to the ongoing pandemic, most internships will continue to be remote.  Companies are still determining how/when to bring their full-time staff back to in-person work, therefore are unable to host interns onsite. Please see below and keep an eye out for application updates/timelines.

Summer Career Development Options:

(Students will receive 5 summer school credits for any of these options)

  • Internship through the LA Chamber of Commerce Bixel Exchange LA Tech Talent Pipeline: Apply for an internship through this incredible program by June 15th.  They have internship positions (paid and unpaid; virtual and in-person) at companies like Snapchat, Verizon Wireless, Kaiser Permanente, and Boingo Wireless. Find out more information and apply HERE.  If you are admitted, please email Natasha so she can add you to the internship summer school programming.
  • CoLabL Talent Accelerator (Project Consultancy): Students will work with a team of other Da Vinci students and corporate mentors on several real projects aligned to employer and industry needs alongside ​CoLabL​ Talent Accelerator. The project consultancies will run from July 6th-August 6th and be 5-10 hours/week of work.  
  • Outside internship: Are you able to secure your own internship (this can be in-person or remote)?  Let Natasha know so she can make sure you earn summer school credit for it!  She will verify with the employer and onboard you onto the Da Vinci summer internship programming.

Other details:

  • ELIGIBILITY
    • Open to all grade levels, but students are expected to communicate with industry partners and Natasha independent of parents/guardian.  Students should communicate promptly and professionally via email.
    • All students applying for project consultancies or Bixel Exchange internships must have an up-to-date, error-free resume. You can view resume resources here
    • Application review will include a historical grades review

Questions or Concerns?  Reach out to Natasha Morrison, Dir. of Real World Learning, at nmorrison@davincischools.org

Swim is returning for Spring Season!

Swim is returning for Spring Season!  

We are excited to get the swimmers into the pool with all proper COVID safety precautions put in place. The following items must be completed prior to participating in workouts:  

Swim Info Form 

Athletic Clearance 

Consent Waiver 

Physical Examination Form 

Tryouts will be held for all new AND returning members of the swim team on:

Thursday, March 25, 3:00-5:00pm

First day of Practice will be:

Monday, March 29, 3:00-4:30pm

Tryout details

Minimum requirements to try out:  

Swim 200 yards non-stop  

Swim all 4 strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle)

Comfortable diving into the water from deck or block 

Protocols and Items to Bring: 

Enter the pool deck from the North end of the Da Vinci School parking lot. When on the pool deck, physical distancing will be required of everyone from different households. Only swimmers in the pool will be allowed to take off their masks. When standing on the pool deck, masks will be required. The restrooms are only open for restroom use and cannot be used for changing or showering so come to the pool deck already in your suit. Be prepared for being in and out of the water depending on the number of students trying out. The following materials are recommended/required during tryouts

-Swim suit

-Goggles

-Cap (optional but recommended if you have long hair)

-Extra clothes to stay warm

-2 towels 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Coach Hannouche channouche@davincischools.org 

Looking forward to seeing you in the pool! 

Exploring Careers with SpaceX!

When: Friday, March 19 11:30am-12:30pm

Join us for a Lunch and Learn session with various SpaceX employees who will talk about specifics of their careers within the company.

All students are welcome to join and will be encouraged to come with questions to ask. We plan on making this an interactive session to make connections.

Below are the list of careers that will be shared during the session:

  • HR/Diversity
  • Legal
  • Marketing/Communications
  • Recruiting
  • Health/Flight Medicine
  • Systems Engineering/Reliability
  • GNC/Flight Trajectory
  • Structures
  • Propulsion
  • Supply Chain
  • Avionics
  • Launch
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Software
  • Technicians

If you are interested in attending the session. Please complete this form by Wednesday, March 17 and you will get the zoom link through email.

If you have any questions, contact Tina Hannouche channouche@davincischools.org

Boeing Internship Informational Meetings!

There are 2 more Informational Meetings for Boeing Engineering Summer Internships

**Mandatory Parent Attendance**

Boeing will only select students whose parents attend one of the following meetings so please attend with your parents.

  • Boeing will be hosting a virtual internship this summer
  • Students must be current Juniors and be 16 before June 21
  • The internship runs from June 21 – August 5
  • Details and requirements for the internship will be provided at the meetings

Meeting Dates:

Wednesday, March 17th at 6pm

Webex Meeting Link for meeting

Meeting number (access code): 144 300 7115
Meeting password: JpWBmQpR437

Thursday, March 25th at 6pm

Webex Meeting Link for meeting

Meeting number (access code): 144 698 2058
Meeting password: vgRjKZFk389

Questions/Concerns? Please reach out to Tina Hannouche channouche@davincischools.org

Join us for SpaceX Lunch & Learn

Our 4rd lunch and learn with SpaceX is happening on  Friday, January 15!

Topic: Engineering Systems of a Rocket Contd.

WHEN: Friday, January 15th 11:30am-12:30pm

MORE INFO: 

  • Will be held via Zoom until school resumes in-person
  • Open to all grade levels
  • Interested?  RSVP for the event here by Wednesday, Jan 13 : https://forms.gle/RyY2AnU931QypnQn6and you’ll be sent the Zoom link via the email you share on the form

Questions or Concerns?  

Contact Tina Hannouche at channouche@davincischools.org

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