Happy New Year from Millie
Article written by Jenna Ahn, CEO of Millie.
I'll be real. Just as our personal lives had to adjust, our plans for Millie in 2020 didn't materialize 100% due to unexpected circumstances.
However, we did so much more than just surviving 2020.
We hosted 106 online workshops where over 100 industry mentors dedicated their time to share their experiences and expertise. All of them are world-class, and most volunteered their time pro bono.
We plan on introducing more exciting topics such as entrepreneurship and sports careers in 2021.
More than 2,000 students learned about what it means to work in their dream job, study in their dream major, and attend their dream university. This was all thanks to the mentors I mentioned above (if you're reading this, thank YOU!).
We want to reach minimum 10,000 students in 2021.
Our online SAT diagnostic tests were a significant success. Since their inception in October, we've hosted over 200 students. In the December test alone, students joined from 8 different countries. It's uncertain if PSATs in schools will resume in 2021 (as hybrid learning doesn't seem to be going away anytime soon), but if they are canceled, know that you have Millie on your side.
Our first test of 2021 is scheduled for January 23. I didn't intend for this article to be a pep talk, but if you're in Grade 11 and haven't signed up for the January diagnostic yet, STOP READING THIS ARTICLE AND GO SIGN UP NOW.
Perhaps less known is that we also had incredible cohorts of interns in 2020. Twenty-five superstar high school, university, and grad school students interned at Millie from around the world, all virtually.
In 2021, we will have our first PhD intern, and are welcoming 15 new interns as of next week.
TL;DR. I guess what I'm trying to convey is that whether you're a mentor, student, parent, intern, or someone acquainted with Millie, YOU made Millie's 2020 possible. Thank you for that. We look forward to engaging with you more on our social channels (feel free to stalk us), online workshops, classes, school events, and perhaps even in person. If you'd like to chat with me one-on-one about anything, please set up a time here.
Happy New Year. 2021 is gonna be a great year.
Jenna on behalf of Team Millie