In the summer of 2023, I was entrusted by the BRIDGEGOOD team to pioneer a high school internship initiative known as ‘Design Explorers.’ This program is strategically designed to nurture creative talent among high school students, aiming to diversify the tech sector and initiate meaningful, lucrative career paths.
This Pictionary episode was a united effort to support the #DesignForSocialGood cause. Rosemary and Andre joined hands to champion this cause and selected BRIDGEGOOD as the beneficiary. Situated conveniently next to the KTVU studio in Jack London Square, BRIDGEGOOD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to empowering student designers to carve successful careers in UX and the creative industry.
BRIDGEGOOD is all about student empowerment and tech opportunity. For two decades we’ve been on a mission to provide access, professional opportunities, and tech literacy to under-resourced design students and job seekers of color. Our interview with KTVU sheds light on the impact we’ve been making since 2009.
On August 17, 2023, the iconic San Francisco Bay Bridge provided a stunning backdrop for a truly inspiring gathering at Google San Francisco. BRIDGEGOOD’s “Power of We” event showcased the incredible achievements of our UX Design Apprentices over the summer.
I will miss traveling to colleges across the Bay Area all the way to Fresno. I will miss having the first insights into students’ artwork of the Inspire Oakland Design Challenges. I will miss being at the studio, sometimes by myself, and getting my work done, feeling productive and motivated to keep going. I will definitely miss conducting 80+ interviews to find the best 20 UX apprentices. I will miss working with 14+ companies, annually, to teach and facilitate the UX Design Apprenticeships. I will always miss and treasure my time at BRIDGEGOOD.
In an exciting and progressive collaboration spanning two years, Beyond and BRIDGEGOOD have been working hand-in-hand to nurture diverse talent within the design industry. BRIDGEGOOD, a nonprofit organization based in the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area, is committed to bridging the gap by providing essential access, professional opportunities, and tech literacy to under-resourced students and job seekers of color. Their hallmark UX Apprenticeship initiative, supported by Beyond, offers tuition-free access, hands-on training, and portfolio-building activities for Bay Area Artists and Designers. As part of this collaboration, Beyond has not only mentored BRIDGEGOOD’s apprentices but also offered internships, providing a stepping stone for emerging designers.
Attention, aspiring student designers! Your journey into the captivating realm of User Experience Design awaits, and the gateway to unlocking your dreams lies in the interview process. The key to propelling yourself to the next phase lies in research and preparation. Picture this: you, confidently conquering your job interview, equipped with the knowledge that you […]
Congratulations to all the recent graduates of the Google UX Professional Certificate and Bootcamp programs! At BRIDGEGOOD, we understand the challenges you might be facing when it comes to landing your first job in the tech and design industry. In this article, we aim to provide practical insights based on feedback from recruiters and hiring […]
BRIDGEGOOD + Tesla: Uniting Design, Technology, and Opportunity. A Glimpse into the Fusion of Robotics, Product Design, and Engineering, Empowering Underrepresented Talent in the UX Design Field Oakland, CA — In a landmark collaboration aimed at fostering diversity and inclusivity in the tech industry, BRIDGEGOOD, a renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering under-resourced students and […]
BRIDGEGOOD UX Design Apprentices work directly with US Bank’s Director of UX Design. BRIDGEGOOD, an award-winning 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization known for empowering creatives in the field of user experience (UX) design, is thrilled to announce the launch of its innovative UX Apprenticeship Program. This groundbreaking initiative aims to recruit and onboard aspiring UX design students […]