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WHAT: A slumber party meets hack-a-thon designed to engage, inspire and celebrate high school women and their potential in technology.

WHO: High school women in their junior or senior year are eligible to apply to be an It Girl and attend the Retreat.

As the long-term influences and cheerleaders of our It Girls, parents and high school counselors are encouraged to attend as well.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 10 – Monday, Nov. 11, 2013

WHERE: School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University – Syracuse, New York

WHY: You want to change the world. With technology, it’s more than possible; it’s happening. If you want to be a part of that, you’re an It Girl.

The it Girls Overnight Retreat offers It Girls the opportunity to:

- engage with current students studying technology,
- connect with mentors from tech corporations and academia,
- gain exposure to and skills in computing and IT by participating in collaborative workshops,
- find peers with common interests and aspirations, and
- HAVE FUN in a safe and encouraging setting as they explore the world’s most creative and innovative industry

HOW: Apply online today! Applications will be accepted on a space-available basis until October 15, 2013.

QUESTIONS?: Email us at theitgirls@syr.edu | Join the Conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #itgirlsrock | Like the Facebook event page

THANK YOU: The Syracuse iSchool’s 2013 It Girls Overnight Retreat is in collaboration with J.P. Morgan Chase and Co., Inc. We are incredibly grateful for their support and shared commitment to inspiring young women in technology!

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The Syracuse University iSchool is recognized as a Pacesetters organization with the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) due to our commitment to increasing women’s meaningful participation in IT. Learn more about NCWIT and our efforts as a national community in action here.