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Elevate Loudoun brings Computer Science to the forefront of students minds and futures


More than 100 students attended Elevate Loudoun, a single-day Student Conference for current high school students in Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). A computer science internship fair, the event took place on January 22 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Loudoun Valley High School.

One student attendee expressed, “The main highlights from the event include learning about new job opportunities along with so many companies, and the other thing is that I was able to learn how to improve my resume.” A second student shared, “I loved being able to talk to various representatives from multiple companies. It exposed me to many great opportunities in the computer science field for high school and undergraduate students. I look forward to working with them soon.”

“Elevate Loudon demonstrates how computer science is far more than mastering math/numeracy skills, and is accessible to each and every student. Language, problem-solving, and learning aptitude enhance the profession with its focus on equity, building digital skills, and cultivating adaptability.” Kristina Lee, Coordinator, Experiential Learning shared, “We are fortunate to have so many business partners share their time, expertise and enthusiasm with LCPS.”

Sixteen business partners supported the event and students focused on connections in STEM and Computer Science industries from Loudoun County and Northern Virginia. Attendees engaged with industry partners, discuss internships, experiential learning options, job openings and honed career-related skills such as resume review.


 

Published January 29, 2024