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The 2018 It Girls Overnight Retreat

Oct. 14, 2018, 11 a.m. - Oct. 15, 2018, 3 p.m.

Location: Syracuse University School of Information Studies

Join us for the 8th Annual It Girls Overnight Retreat!

Apply on the It Girls Website

Application closes October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST

The It Girls Overnight Retreat is a weekend event introducing high school junior and senior girls to the field of information technology (IT).

Over one weekend in the fall, It Girls meet barrier-breaking role models from the tech industry, take workshops from cutting-edge faculty, and connect with iSchool students and professional women in corporate and academic IT careers.

It Girls will:

  • Take a faculty-led iSchool class, participate in hands-on workshops, and complete a large culminating project
  • Connect with professional women in the IT field and notable iSchool alumni
  • Attend a dinner banquet featuring an inspirational and motivating keynote speaker
  • Engage in team-building leadership activities
  • Participate in a slumber party
  • Build lasting connections with like-minded girls

See the schedule, view parent and counselor information, and apply on the It Girls website.

What is It Girls?

The It Girls Overnight Retreat began in 2011 when the School of Information Studies (iSchool) wanted to build confidence, inspire and create a pathway for girls to study Information Technology as an academic discipline.

An essential piece of the program involves creating meaningful connections between professional women, iSchool staff, faculty, current students and iSchool alumni who work in the IT industry.

Participants meet like-minded driven students and build lifelong connections and friendships.  Of course, the event incorporates a lot of fun activities, too!

Apply on the It Girls Website

Application closes October 1, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. EST

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