I arrived in Santa Clara, California, 10 days later and received a warm welcome from individuals at AT&T who sponsored the trip for me and 4 of my classmates.

Throughout the experience, I had the chance to network and bond with fellow attendees from other HBCUs and executives from AT&T. A really unique opportunity I enjoyed was when we shared breakfast with the CEO of Black Enterprise (Earl ‘Butch’ Graves, Jr.), who shared several insights on the state of the tech industry and personal development. Following breakfast, we toured the AT&T Foundry, where innovation and creativity thrive to develop new technologies to make our society better in many ways. The next stop was the Google campus, where we learned about strategies for problem solving from some of their best and brightest.

Read more about Darrius' experience here.