Opportunities For Students

TEALS provides students across the country with computer science curriculum that helps them build a solid foundation of computational thinking, problem solving, and programming. To take the next step, TEALS is dedicated to helping students identify opportunities to apply that knowledge and experience first-hand how technology can play a role in their future education and career. Explore and discover a range of student opportunities in computer science and technology.

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National – Cyber Skyline National Cyber League Spring 2021 Season

Program Description:

“The National Cyber League (NCL) is a cybersecurity competition that prepares students for a cyber career.
In the NCL games, students work to solve challenges such as identifying hackers from forensic data, pentesting and auditing vulnerable websites, recovering from ransomware attacks, and more.

Participate in the season to track your skills growth with an NCL Scouting Report or represent your school in the national Cyber Power Rankings. Whether you are building your skills or competing for fun, NCL has something for you.

Season Schedule
Gymnasium
Practice challenges to prepare for NCL
Start Time: Feb. 15, 1:00 pm EST (12 pm CST)
End Time: May. 28, 9:00 pm EDT (8 pm CDT)
Collaboration: Allowed

Preseason
Compete to get bracketed for Individual Game
Start Time: Mar. 15, 1:00 pm EDT (12 pm CDT)
End Time: Mar. 22, 9:00 pm EDT (8 pm CDT)
Collaboration: Not Allowed

Individual Game
Compete and show off your individual cyber skills
Start Time: Mar. 26, 1:00 pm EDT (12 pm CDT)
End Time: Mar. 28, 9:00 pm EDT (8 pm CDT)
Collaboration: Not Allowed

Team Setup
Sign up as a team to compete in the Team Game
Must complete setup before Apr. 8, 11:59 pm EDT (10:59 pm CDT)
Max 7 Players in a team. Schools may have multiple teams.
Team Game
Compete and show off team performance
Start Time: Apr. 9, 1:00 pm EDT (12 pm CDT)
End Time: Apr. 11, 9:00 pm EDT (8 pm CDT)
Collaboration: Within Team Only”

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 2/1/2021-3/9/2021

Application Deadline: 3/5/2021

Age/Grades: HS/College

Cost: Feb. 1 – Mar 5 $35, Mar 6 – Mar 9 $45

Eligibility Requirements: To register for the NCL season, you must be at least 13 years old and enrolled in a US high school, collegiate institution, apprenticeship, or academic boot camp. NCL is currently only available to residents in the United States and its territories.

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National – Upperline Code

Program Description:

UpperLine Code is looking for virtual Summer Teaching Assistants 2021 to empower teachers and students through coding. It’s partnerships include Google, CUNY, Prep for Prep and some top NY high schools. This opportunity is for graduating HS seniors and college students!

Type: Summer Internship

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): Jul-Aug 2021

Application Deadline: Round 1 (1/18/2021); Round 2 (2/15/2021); Round 2 (3/8/2021)

Age/Grades: Graduating Seniors and College

Eligibility Requirements: Graduating high school seniors or college students pursuing a degree in CS.
Passionate about sharing knowledge and empowering other students.
Highly organized and responsible.
Takes initiative, highly reflective and eager for feedback.

Apply Here: https://airtable.com/shruuQQr6xwZmA7Ne

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National – Creating Impact & Change Through Storytelling & Equalizing Technology by Aspire Artemis Foundation

Program Description:

Creating Impact & Change Through Storytelling & The Application of Equalizing Technology:Remote learning & Community Storytelling for Underrepresented & Disadvantaged Groups.

The program will provide a platform for diverse people, especially those marginalized and underrepresented, to tell their authentic stories of their true and lived experience; stories of triumph and struggle; stories that prove that in the end, we are all human beings connected by a thin line of shared and lived experiences.

The Program

With the current push for intersectionality, inclusion, and racial equity globally, this program seeks to allow underrepresented groups to claim the power of shaping their own narratives through inclusive and innovative technology platforms. The power of stories to humanize and bridge cultures as well as connect people from diverse backgrounds cannot be denied.

Technology allows us the unique privilege of traveling to diverse lands from the comfort of our own homes. In the same vein, stories transport us into other worlds we may have not imagined entering. It endeavours to ensure the celebration of multiculturalism as a means towards bridging as opposed to creating divides.

The program merges the act of creation and play with the drive towards increasing digital literacy, connection, and a greater diversity in STEM fields.

In this two session training, advocacy, and capacity development workshop series, you will not only share in the policies and lessons learnt from organizations across the globe in session one, but in session two, you will take part in interactive sessions which provide actionable methods for how we can use the arts, storytelling, and technology to unlock the potential of underrepresented and disadvantaged groups.

A vibrant and diverse array of speakers and performers will contribute to this important endeavour to spotlight powerful narratives from across the expansive African diaspora.

We have an exciting and fun filled program composed of a documentary screening, musical and dance performances, power talks and case studies, breakout sessions and training workshops, as well as an after party hosted by Acclaimed International DJ Boddhi Satva, the father of Ancestral Soul.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 3/8/2021-3/9/2021

Application Deadline: 3/7/2021

Age/Grades: All Ages

Cost: Free

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National – Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

Program Description:

Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you’ll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood — all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like Twitter, AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart, and more.

Current 9th -11th-grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is 100% free and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify. Low tech? No tech? No problem! Girls Who Code is there to support you! The application will be available in January. Be the first to know when the application goes live by completing our Interest Form or learn more by joining a webinar.

Apply early and affiliate with the Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS program for priority consideration!

Type: Summer Internship

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 6/21/2021-7/2/2021

Application Deadline: 3/12/2021

Age/Grades: Grades 9, 10, 11

Eligibility Requirements: All female-identifying or non-binary 9-11th grade students are eligible to apply.

Early acceptance deadline is mid-February. Be sure to affiliate with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS as the community partner for priority conideration.

SIP is 100% Free! Includes opportunity for stipend. WHAT IS A SIP STIPEND AWARD AND HOW CAN I APPLY? The SIP Stipend Award offers financial support of up to $300 for qualified students. To be considered, the student will need to complete a short supplemental application after submitting their general application to Virtual SIP. Students will be prompted to complete the 10-15 minute task on the same platform where they complete their general application. To apply and remain eligible for this SIP Stipend, students must commit to the Attendance Policy for the duration of the Program. Please note that they must submit their SIP Stipend Application by the application deadline.

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National – AI4ALL at CMU

Program Description:

There is a diversity crisis in AI and computer science: a homogenous group of technologists are building AI solutions for a diverse population. The global economic impact of AI is expected to reach $15.7 trillion by 2030, but less than 14% of AI researchers globally are women, and black and Hispanic men and women make up less than 11% of people employed in U.S. STEM jobs. This lack of diversity results in biased AI products that, at best, don’t serve everyone. At worst, they actively harm underrepresented groups. It’s crucial to take action to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to guide the creation of AI as a tool for good.

AI4ALL is a U.S.-based nonprofit dedicated to increasing diversity and inclusion in AI education, research, development and policy. One way they accomplish that is by offering summer programs at 11 universities across the nation, including Carnegie Mellon. Through the CMU AI4ALL summer program, rising juniors and seniors with a strong interest in computer science can study artificial intelligence with CMU faculty, staff and researchers who are leaders in the field. The program is free, and students reside on campus, where they are immersed in hands-on learning, and develop a supportive peer network that will help them throughout their AI careers.

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Date(s): June 27- July 19, 2021

Application Deadline: 3/15/2021

Age/Grades: 16+ years

Eligibility Requirements: We’re looking for high school students at least 16 years old by the program date who self-identify as part of an underrepresented group in AI, including but not limited to:

Underrepresented in computer science, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino/LatinX, Native American, and/or female.
Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch.
Potentially the first family member to attend college.
Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges.
Residing in geographically diverse areas, especially rural and inner city communities.

No coding experience is necessary.

All applicants must submit three essays as part of their application, covering why they’re interested in participating in CMU’s AI4ALL program, obstacles they may have overcome to pursue their love of science and technology, and what diversity and inclusion mean to them. A transcript is also required. Once you have all that ready, you can fill out the application. The application deadline is Sunday, March 15.

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National – Scripps Student Research Internship

Program Description:

The Scripps Research Translational Institute promotes cutting-edge translational research, focused on personalized health care through the genomic, proteomic and metabolomic correlates of health and disease. We additionally seek to advance personalized medicine through research incorporating mobile health (mHealth) monitoring of individuals’ symptoms and physiology.

The voluntary Summer Research Internship (SURI) program provides the opportunity for highly motivated high school, undergraduate and professional students to work with and learn from a multidisciplinary team of scientists, including internationally renowned investigators in the areas of genomics, computational biology and mHealth research. The primary aim of our internship program is to train and prepare young scientists to become future leaders in the realm of translational science.

Type: Summer Internship

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): June 7 – July 30, 2021 OR June 21 – August 13, 2021

Application Deadline: 3/20/2021

Age/Grades: 16+

Eligibility Requirements: Highly motivated students in high school, college or professional training (medical/law/graduate/business school) may apply. The primary criterion for admission is a strong interest in genomics or mHealth translational research.
Please note that high school students must be at least 16 years of age before the start of their internship.

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National – picoCTF: a middle and high school hacking competition

Program Description:

The annual picoCTF competition, run by students, staff and faculty at Carnegie Mellon University, aims to introduce young minds to the field of cybersecurity, walking students through increasingly difficult challenges that mimic real-world cybersecurity problems. Teachers around the nation have used picoCTF as a fun learning tool, as over 100,000 students have competed in the annual contest to date.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual at picoCTF.org

Program Date(s): The game / platform will be available year-round beginning March 16 2021, but the competition period (where students can win prizes) will be March 16-30, 2021.

Application Deadline: 3/15/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: US-based middle and high school students are eligible for prizes, but anyone can participate.

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National – FinTech Focus by Upperline Code

Program Description:

This year, the application is open to students nationally, with a specific focus on the Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, and the New York City metro area.

Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Morgan Stanley, and Wells Fargo have partnered across the financial services industry to run the FinTech Focus Program.
FinTech Focus is a four-week immersive program designed for students completing their final year of high school and entering into college/university in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 with an interest in finance, computer science and technology. Over the course of the program, students will learn the principles of computer science, gain exposure to the financial services technology, and get hands-on experience developing real-world applications. The curriculum will be taught virtually by Upperline Code (laptops provided).

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 7/5-7/30, 2021

Application Deadline: 3/22/2021

Age/Grades: 12th Grade

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Applicant Requirements:
Expected high school graduation by June 30, 2021
Anticipated enrollment in an accredited university for Fall 2021 or Spring 2022

Desired Skills:
Strong interest in software engineering or computer science
Strong interest in technology and financial services
Great time management
Team player mindset
Willingness to work collaboratively

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Emmy Noether Awards – Scholarship for Females

Program Description:

Scholarships for Women in STEM Research:

The Emmy Noether Awards seek top aspiring female research scientists in any STEM (science, technology, engineering, or math) field to help realize their potential careers through financial and networking assistance.

The Emmy Noether Awards will determine one gold medalist, two silver medalists, and up to 10 Emmy Noether Scholars. The gold medalist will be awarded up to $75,000 ($25,000 for each year they are in a graduate level program up to 3 years). The two silver medalists will be awarded $25,000 each for a qualified graduate level program.

The Emmy Noether Scholars will join a network of young female aspiring research scientists and will be offered information on internship and networking opportunities. Requirements include: A female senior in high school who lives in Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama and wants to pursue a research based graduate degree. Applicants must have a 28 or higher on the ACT. Examples of qualifying graduate school aspirations include any laboratory or field research program (PhD or Masters of Science programs), researching engineers and physicists (PhD or Masters) and research mathematicians such as computational scientists. To learn more and apply go to
www.thebrownfoundation.org/emmy-noether-award.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: LA/MS/AL

Program Date(s): 3/26/2021

Application Deadline: 3/25/2021

Age/Grades: 12th Grade

Eligibility Requirements: 1) Female
2) Senior in High School
3) Lives in or goes to school in Louisiana, Mississippi or Alabama
4) Pursues a research based graduate degree and career in a STEM field
5) 28 or higher on ACT

The following career aspirations will not be considered: Physicians (M.D. or physician assistant programs), nurses (R.N.), pharmacists, and veterinarians.”

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WA – State of Innovation Challenge

Program Description:

“Kinetic West is developing, on behalf of the STEM Alliance, the “State of Innovation Challenge” – a career-connected virtual problem-solving challenge for Washington students.

The Challenge invites Washington youth and young adults to design solutions to some of Washington’s most pressing challenges. The Challenge will launch in mid-November and run through March. It will be open to youth in middle, high school, Open Doors programs, and WIOA-eligible youth.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): November 2020 – March 2021

Application Deadline: 3/31/2021

Age/Grades: 14-18

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: The challenge is open to all students in grades 9-12 in Washington State, including students participating in Open Doors and WIOA-Youth. It is also open to Career Technical Student Organizations and community-based youth programs.

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National – Summer Youth Programs (SYP) at Michigan Tech

Program Description:

Summer Youth Programs (SYP) at Michigan Tech provides students with a chance to experience college life in a fun, engaging, and safe setting. It’s a way to lean into curiosity and explore a subject that interests you, but it’s also a chance to branch out by meeting other exceptional young people from around the country and around the world.

Students choose one or more explorations to participate in during the summer: subjects range from electrical engineering to forensic science, digital photography to computer science, and so much more. SYP explorations are driven by hands-on activities and introductions to many different fields.

During their time on campus, students live in our full-service residence hall, eat in the dining hall, and participate in their chosen exploration. In the evening, students have time to relax and participate in many different supervised recreational activities, taking advantage of Lake Superior, waterfalls, hiking trails and exploring nature in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Scholarships and discounts are available to help cover program costs.

Type: Summer Academic Program

Program Location: Houghton, MI

Program Date(s): 6/20-8/7/2021

Application Deadline: 4/10/2021

Age/Grades: Grades 7-11

Cost: $978

Eligibility Requirements: Student currently in grades 7-11
Scholarship programs have applications that may include additional requirements.

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CA – exploretech.la

Program Description:

exploretech.la is a free event hosted by UCLA students in order to inspire high school students like you to pursue possibilities in technology and engineering through interactive panels, workshops, and booths. Come out to hear from professionals and get some swag! This is a free event, open to all Los Angeles County high school students (and educators)!

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Los Angeles

Program Date(s): 4/10-4/11/2021

Application Deadline: Priority deadline was 2/28/21. Applications are still being received on a first come, first served basis

Age/Grades: High School

Eligibility Requirements: Our event is scheduled for April 10-11, 2021 and is going to be completely virtual! If you’re interested, check out the attached flyer below and sign up at https://www.exploretech.la/register. Early Registration will close on January 24, 2021 at 11:59PM PST, so be sure to register soon to secure your spot today! (General Registration will close on February 28, 2021 at 11:59PM PST)

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National – Games For Change

Program Description:

Greetings!
Games for Change, with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and General Motors has provided Latimer Heights and the Mixtape Museum a professional development grant to sign up for Game Plan. Game Plan is a new professional development program, designed for our current era of social distancing, to raise museum capacity for using games and game-like learning within youth programming.

The grant is for teaching (high school and Jr high school) youth participants the fundamentals of game design including, but not limited to coding and general computer science. The youth participants will receive 30 hours of instruction from now through the summer of 2021. The teens will design and create both digital and table top games for the sake of exploring the role of gaming in museums. Youth participants will work on teams and submit their final games to compete a national competition where winners can win up to 1000.00. The projects the teens create will be exhibited at game fests, Museums and a maker fair in the summer of 2021.

Latimer Heights will have a Columbia University lecture on this partnership in April.

The theme of the game making program is embracing failure as reiteration.

Program directors are invited to reach out to me directly for more information/questions or to invite me on a zoom to pitch to kids.

Learn more about games for change here: https://www.gamesforchange.org/

Get tickets for this event at: latimerheights.org

This program is 100 percent free to participants and an excellent opportunity for them to build skills, and gain career awareness.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual Zoom Program

Application Deadline: 4/19/2021

Age/Grades: High School

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Be a Student.

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CT – Lt. Governor’s Computing Challenge

Program Description:

The Lt. Governor’s Coding Challenge is a statewide coding competition for Connecticut students. The “coding for good” challenge will be open to all students who can enter on their own or as a team through their schools and through partners such as the Girl Scouts, the Y’s, Girls Who Code Clubs and other after school programs. This challenge is inspired by the work of the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls: Subcommittee on Education and STEAM. Additional stakeholders contributing to make this challenge a reality include Girl Scouts of Connecticut, AT&T Connecticut, Million Women Mentors, Lt. Governor’s Office, Connecticut Department of Education, EdAdvance, YWCA, Girls Who Code, Girls for Technology, and the State University System.

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): Jan-May, 2021

Application Deadline: 5/7/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Must be a 3rd through 12th grade student attending school in the state of Connecticut.

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National – Imagine Cup Junior

Program Description:

Imagine Cup Junior 2021 provides students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to learn about technology and how it can be used to positively change the world. The global challenge is focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI), introducing students to AI and Microsoft’s AI for Good initiatives so they can come up with ideas to solve social, cultural and environmental issues. It’s also a great opportunity to encourage students to develop and practice 21st century skills like communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

Starting in November there will be a series of AI webinars to guide students through the world of AI. Click “Learn More” for more information.

Type: Competition

Program Date(s): 10/2020-5/2021

Application Deadline: May 21, 2021

Age/Grades: 13-18

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: Educators, Instructors and Parents/Guardians can submit applications for their students, submissions must be an original solution that each team of one (1) to six (6) students have created. For the submission to qualify for the 2021 Imagine Cup Junior, each application must comply with the challenge rules and regulations.

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National – $1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship

Program Description:

IvyPanda.com provides $1500 in scholarships annually for talented students who demonstrate mastery of essay writing. Scholarships will be awarded to two winners: the winner will receive $1,000; the runner-up prize is $500.

Type: Scholarship

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): Feb-May, 2021

Application Deadline: 5/31/2021

Age/Grades: HS/College

Cost: Prize is $1,500.

Eligibility Requirements: Submissions will be accepted from current high school, college, or university students from any country. The winners will be required to send proof of their academic status or enrollment.

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National – YOUR VOICE IS POWER – Song/Coding Competition

Program Description:

“This Black History Month Pharrell Williams, Amazon Future Engineer and Georgia Tech invite you to engage your students in an inspiring new learning experience that explores the ways music, computer science, and entrepreneurship can be tools to promote racial equity.

Over 100 students will win prizes, including a grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship or grant to start a business, plus five teachers will receive $1,000 for above and beyond instruction.

REMIX WITH EARSKETCH
Using Georgia Tech’s EarSketch platform and their new skills and knowledge, students will create 30-second remixes to Pharrell and Jay-Z’s new song “Entrepreneur,” judged by a panel of industry professionals.

NO COST TO PARTICIPATE
All teacher materials are provided to instructors at no cost, including access to free Teacher Training sessions.”

Type: Competition

Program Location: Virtual Competition

Program Date(s): Mar-Jun, 2021

Application Deadline: 6/23/2021

Age/Grades: 8-12th Grade

Cost: Free

Eligibility Requirements: USA, 13+ (recommended age)

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National – WWII Museum Virtual Class Field Trip – “The War That Changed Your World: Science & Technology in WWII”

Program Description:

The National WWII Museum offers the following interactive, fast-paced interactive lessons that are videoconferenced LIVE into classrooms across the country. Guided by a museum educator, students analyze maps, photographs, artifacts, posters, speeches, and songs as they explore the chronologies, strategies, motivations, and outcomes behind these fascinating chapters of WWII history. All sessions are built to invite student participation and allow for a Q & A at the end.

These virtual field trips are not virtual tours of the museum.

Virtual Field Trips are $100 per session.

Recommended for computer science teachers:

“The War That Changed Your World: Science & Technology in WWII”

Today’s televisions, computers, and cell phones can all trace their origins to technological advancements realized during WWII. Students learn about radar, rockets, jets, penicillin, blood plasma, computers, and the atomic bomb; and how these inventions continue to affect their lives today.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Virtual

Program Date(s): 12/16/2020-6/28/2021

Application Deadline: 6/28/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Cost: $100/class

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CA – Unite-LA

Program Description:

Unite-LA is kicking off the New Year with several internship opportunities available to students through our Tech Pathway Program! We partner with a wide array of Los Angeles Tech Companies to help students gain experience and knowledge working with experts in the field. We have internship positions in multiple pathways including; Business Development, Design and Visual Media Arts, Information Technology and Software development.

Type: Workshop/Training

Program Location: Los Angeles

Application Deadline: 12/31/2021

Age/Grades: MS/HS

Eligibility Requirements:
In order to be considered for an internship, interested students must complete the following:

1. Complete a profile on our internship platform by clicking here.
2. Submit the UNITE-LA Common Application in the portal
3. Upon completing the application, you will be invited to a virtual mock interview (we mock interview all our students before referring them to our companies just to make sure they are ready for an internship, if for whatever reason they are not, we will work with them to get there!)
4. Once the interview is completed, you will have access to view all open internships in our Guided Compass platform and indicate which companies you are most interested in!”

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