Once a month, select Juniors and Seniors attend the Neurodiversity Mentoring Program held at Facebook Headquarters in Menlo Park. The program was at the software company SAP last year. The corporate coordinator left SAP over the summer for Facebook, and brought the program with her. The program’s intention is for those with neurodiversity to get some experience in an office and see different job opportunities post-graduation. Generally, help prepare us for life. In our February meeting, we learned about Social Media Dos and Don’ts. We learned how LinkedIn is different from most Social Media outlets, and even made our own LinkedIn profile on paper.
On a scale from 1 to 5, most students rated the February meeting between 3 and 5. The Bridges class had also worked on LinkedIn profiles in the classroom, so students felt prepared for the activity. Some of our favorite activities in the program include team building activities, meeting new people, and working with students from outside Stanbridge. Probably the most popular part is the lunch, where we eat the cafeteria food. Some of our favorites include pizza, salad, pasta, and Indian food. Most of us would recommend the program to all sophomores and juniors who are not attending the program this year, and we encourage them to attend next year.