Building a Tech-savvy Talent Pipeline
A group of Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) students has launched a non-profit to break down barriers that often discourage young technologists from considering social impact careers.
“A lot of my friends, while they care about public service and social good industries, didn’t find them viable career options. The better jobs, in terms of both pay and challenging projects, were ones where they felt they weren’t making a difference,” said Athena Kan, A.B. ’19, a computer science concentrator. “We wanted to create an opportunity for people who want to pursue technology for social good, but don’t think they have the option.”