Sightly recently partnered with New York-based Project Morry to host a virtual Career Day Workshop for the organization’s students.
The event was organized by Sightly’s United Outcomes program co-chairs, Alena Pilichowski and Chris Howard to introduce the digital media industry landscape to students. One of the program’s goals is to uplift our community by creating opportunities for under-represented groups through youth education and engagement.
Project Morry was founded in 1995 to empower youth from under-resourced communities to envision and establish a positive future for themselves.
Beginning as a summer camp, Project Morry has evolved over time and is now a robust nine- year program that has helped hundreds of young people by providing year-round academic support as well as educational tools and resources.
Participating Sightly team members spoke about their career paths, roles and opportunities in the digital media industry. Sightly’s Product Manager, Aman Raghuvanshi, demonstrated the company’s new Brand Mentality® platform, a groundbreaking technology that gives brands a competitive advantage through the ability to instantly respond in a consistent, authentic way to the constant, rapid changes in today’s media.
“Talking to the students from Project Morry was a great experience. They quickly grasped complicated concepts, asked astute questions, and seemed to really enjoy the interaction,” said Raghuvanshi.
Eric Beriguete, College and Career Readiness Program Director at Project Morry, explained, “The Sightly team was able to connect with our students, and show them the benefits of being creative, networking, and more, all while connecting it to the ample opportunities they will have available in the future.”
One Project Morry student added, “I really enjoyed the session. I learned a great deal about Brand Mentality®. I also had the opportunity to hear some of the Sightly team’s college to career pathway experiences.
As part of the United Outcome program’s long term commitment to create opportunities for under-represented groups, Sightly will continue to partner with Project Morry and other like-minded organizations to educate the youth through meaningful internships and mentorships.