Three MESA students from Mission College recently attended a shadow day last week at Cisco’s San Jose headquarters to launch a year-long mentoring program. The Mission students are among 30 specially chosen from six Northern California MESA centers. The students – Andrew Rynhard, Electrical Engineering Major, Sophomore; Amy Snodgrass, Industrial Engineering Major, Junior; and Van Vu, Electrical Engineering Major, Sophomore – were picked to be among the first class of Cisco MESA mentees. The mentees and mentors will meet monthly online to discuss career interests, leadership, and other topics.
MESA is one of the largest programs in the state to support educationally disadvantaged students so they can graduate from college with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees. MESA provides academic support and enrichment to more than 20,000 K-12 students and more than 7,800 community college and university students each year.