Spring Break traditionally means rest and relaxation for college students, and our Scholars are no exception. This week, however, Meritus Scholars took some time out of hard-earned breaks to build their professional knowledge through a series of immersive workshops hosted by several of our corporate partners.
Mohammed Alnuzaili, who studies mechanical engineering at San Francisco State University, chose to attend Monday’s workshop at Genentech after having a transformative experience at the biotechnology company last summer. “My internship opened up possibilities I had never considered,” shared Moe, who is eager to return to Genentech after he graduates next spring. Genentech employees organized a day-long event—including a career panel and a tour of their manufacturing plant—to introduce our Scholars to some of these possibilities through their ‘Giving is in our Genes’ campaign.
Genentech’s workshop was one in a series of Spring Break events organized by Meritus to expose our Scholars to careers here in the Bay Area. YouTube and Facebook also hosted students at their offices, connecting them to professionals representing different business functions across the organizations.