One of MatchCraft’s core values is giving back to our community. As an organization, we get a kick out of helping underserved populations and helping others learn. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce our latest feel-good project: teaching high school students about the power and potential of a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields.
Recently, we welcomed a group of high school students to our headquarters in Santa Monica to do just that.
To make it happen, MatchCraft worked with Youth Business Alliance, a Los Angeles-based organization dedicated to pairing students with opportunities to garner real-world business perspective.
They paired MatchCraft with 15 students from Mendez High School joined the MatchCraft team in May for a packed day, including a tour, an interactive lunch, and a special STEM activity.
The STEM activity was a simulation of what it takes to produce a new release of the MatchCraft platform. MatchCraft team members compiled a list of what it takes to make a release, such as ideation, setting up a case studying, performing Q&A, etc.
The students were tasked with matching each activity with the correct department within MatchCraft, such as product development, engineering, marketing, etc. Then, they had to order the list of pre-launch activities in the order which they should be executed.
The activity was designed to showcase not only how much work goes into a product launch, but also to share the depth and range of career opportunities that a tech company can offer.
As a technology company, we don’t just talk the talk: we live our STEM careers every day. We’re passionate about building a product that matters, and to be sharing that passion with the STEM professionals of tomorrow.
We’re looking forward to seeing where life takes the enthusiastic students of Mendez High – perhaps they’ll land in our offices again someday, as a professional MatchCrafter.
Time will tell. But we’re confident that wherever their goals take them, that success will follow.