Our students create a vibrant and inclusive community.
Diversity breeds innovation - this is a fact that guides Make School's mission to ensure that higher education is accessible to all. We see diversity as a key element to the success of organizations and the tech community as a whole. We are building a college and a community that supports the learning and success of students from all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, and societal or economic backgrounds. We consider freedom of thought and the open exchange of ideas key to an effective learning environment. That kind of exchange can happen only in an environment that recognizes the value of each person and fosters mutual respect. As a college with small classes, we are uniquely positioned to provide individualized support that allows all students to succeed. Make School implements research-based strategies and policies to provide a safe, nurturing environment for women and underrepresented minorities to excel.
Join a tight-knit community on-campus and online
Our Student Experience team is entirely dedicated to helping you enjoy your time at Make School through frequent community events and programs both on-campus and online.
- Welcome both new and returning students to campus through programming and social events.
- Coaching is designed to support students through building 1:1 connections with staff. Coaches provide guidance, accountability, and mentorship for students as they progress through Make School’s program.
- Take advantage of the opportunity to join or lead clubs that align with your interests.
- Meet with TAs and instructors to get help with projects, time management skills, career services, and other support.
- Peer Mentors are senior level students who have volunteered their time to help first-year students transition to Make School. They can provide support with coursework, job/internship preparation, and general adjustment to the Make School community.
- Our industry mentorship program connects all students with tech pros for monthly online meetings.
- Channels like #tech-ints-club, #internship-job-search, #random, #medium-mafia, #help-with-code, and more mean that you can post 24/7.
- Participate in game nights, social justice dialogues, career fairs, trivia nights, movie nights, and industry guest speaker events.
Student-Led and Staff-Led Events
- Recognize Make School grads and celebrate their accomplishments in an intimate event
Life On Campus
On-Campus students have additional opportunities to connect face-to-face with peers.
You'll have agency to create community
Serve as a resource to your peers in student housing. Help support your peers in the dorms - make sure they are comfortable and be responsible for communicating student issues and concerns.
Help plan and execute events. Volunteer to create a memorable experience for anyone attending Make School events.
Give voice to the student body and liaison between students and staff. Be responsible for making sure student needs and expectations are met and exceeded.
Students have the opportunity to start and lead clubs at Make School based on their interests. Leading a club is also a great way to gain some professional development and leadership skills. Some examples of clubs include the Data Science Club, Technical Interview Club, and Dungeons & Dragons Club.
Student JEDI Council
JEDI stands for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. This group works on various initiatives to ensure that the Make School community remains inclusive and welcoming to all students.
Welcome and give tours to prospective students. Introduce them to the community and help answer any questions they may have about student life and prospects at Make School.