Seven girls from the Colonial Middle School (CMS) visited Pfizer earlier this spring for the company's Business Technology for Girls (BT4G) event.
Pfizer developed BT4G to help close the gender gap in technology-related careers by encouraging young women to consider jobs in Information Technology. The event showcased technology at Pfizer, as well as some of the employees and the paths they took to join the company.
"My favorite part of the trip was when we got to talk to the people that worked there. It was interesting hearing how they ended up at Pfizer," said CMS Eighth Grader Juliette Toneatto. "What surprised me was how much they loved it there. One employee's dream job was to work for the FBI, but when she got an offer to work there, she turned it down to stay at Pfizer."
The students had a chance to interact with technology that the company uses to help patients, including a heart monitor app and sleep glasses.
"My favorite part was where we got to go around the room and look at new technology," said CMS Seventh Grader Taylor Davis. "I also thought it was interesting that Pfizer had their own robot that they built."
The group was chaperoned by Ginny Simonetti and Jeff Kavanaugh and included seventh and eighth graders who demonstrated a strong interest in computer programming and technology.
The Pfizer visit is part of the Colonial School District's commitment to helping the students become "future ready," through more in depth career exploration. Would you like to host Colonial students at your workplace? Contact the Curriculum Supervisor for Career Readiness, Denise Marks, at 610-834-1670, ext. 2151, or click here to send an email.