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Shine Bright: Celebrating Perficient’s Bright Paths Student Graduation

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Bright Paths Program Offers In-Demand Tech Skills to 22 Women in Detroit

Perficient Bright Paths Gradudates

Today, Perficient is proud to announce the graduation of our first Perficient Bright Paths program and celebrate the 22 women graduating from the class, helping to advance STEM education and career opportunities for underrepresented constituencies and communities. These women have taken their tech skills from a glimmer to a glow in just 14-weeks, truly showing what a Bright Path within Perficient looks like.

Perficient introduced the Bright Paths program in 2020 to help close the education and employment gaps that exist within the technology industry. “I am amazed by the talent in the first Bright Paths class and their enthusiasm for professional development. Together, we’re driving real change within the technology industry and our communities,” Andrea Lampert, Vice President of People

Let the Festivities Begin!

Bright Paths students are experiencing a day of celebrations, with special presentations, happy hours, and a graduation ceremony featuring a guest speaker from the Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation.

Over the past fourteen weeks, students in our first Bright Paths program, an all-female cohort based in Detroit, have studied tirelessly to learn how to code using Python. Their experience included technical lessons, skills training, and special guest speakers on Perficient Thursdays that hosted everyone from our executive leadership team to our Women in Tech ERG.

Bright Paths Students

Through this training, they have learned about fundamental concepts in software engineering, received an inside look at what it’s like to work in the consulting business, and had the opportunity to engineer their own applications using the knowledge they gained during the program.

Putting Their Skills to Work

If you haven’t had a chance to view their dazzling demos, take a minute to see these ladies put forth the sparkle and shine that makes Perficient’s Bright Paths glow.

The day will wrap up with a Perficient Women in Tech ERG-sponsored happy hour open to all Perficient colleagues to pop in and say hello to our incredible Bright Paths graduates.
Perficient employees were invited to pop in and say hello, meet the students, and connect with other colleagues.

BONUS: See other Bright Paths articles here

Each of these ambitious individuals demonstrated curiosity, innovation, and ingenuity throughout their time in the program, and we can’t wait to see how they grow their careers in the tech industry and beyond!


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About the Author

Marisa Lather is the Employment Branding Marketing Manager at Perficient and is proudly dedicated to developing the Perficient culture. Known as @MarketerMarisa, she is a data-driven design thinker who specializes in creating aesthetic brand experiences that delight. With an inbound marketing specialization in multimedia content creation and engagement, she develops and executes omnichannel campaigns, blending online and offline worlds to create data-informed content and affinity-building experiences for brands. She is actively engaged in the national marketing community, blogs about modern business, personal development, marketing and more at www.MarketerMarisa.com, and speaks at conferences about around the country. Connect with Marisa on LinkedIn and follow @MarketerMarisa on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.

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