General Intelligences is a 501(C)(3) fiscally sponsored nonprofit organization (EIN: 81-2908499) cultivating an understanding of how to navigate the “hidden curriculum”, providing free & high quality resources for developing important adult life skills and building students’ social capital. Together we help young adults from historically underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds achieve professional and academic success along with a sense of community.
Making Common Sense More Common Since 2020
General Intelligences was founded by Magda Wojtara in her dorm room during the COVID-19 pandemic when she was a sophomore at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Since 2020, Magda has developed General Intelligences into a global nonprofit organization that has provided students with mentorship, support and career readiness in more than 70 countries. Since 2020, General Intelligences has had hundreds of contributing volunteers from schools like University of Toronto, McGill University, Columbia University, University of Texas, Harvard University, Georgia Tech University, Ankara University, University of Delhi, and more.
Making Common Sense More Common Since 2020
Intern Prep Program ↗
The Intern Prep Program is designed to help students to have a successful and impactful internship experience. Weekly check-ins and resources centering on different themes are sent via email for the duration of the program. Themes include: Setting Expectations, Networking 101, Performance Reviews and more.
Education Inequity Fellowship ↗
The mission of our 6-week fellowship program (formerly our Mentorship Capstone Program) is to provide transformative, and community centered experiences for young people to develop their leadership and civic potentials to prepare them to facilitate positive change in their communities. Students from across the world (more than 2 dozen countries) participate each cohort and work in groups on a capstone paper with mentorship provided for them to lead a project in their own community.
F1RST Mentorship ↗
The goal of F1RST is to connect motivated students with role models and mentors that have similar lived experiences and come from similar backgrounds. Each month F1RST offers more than a dozen free workshops, webinars and virtual networking events to students. Past speakers and mentors include Nobel Prize Recipients, Journalists, NYT Bestselling Authors, Entrepreneurs, Physicians and more.
The General Intelligences’ newsletter is designed to help students discover fellowships, job opportunities, and more. Each newsletter highlights 1-2 relevant upcoming opportunities in fields like pre-law, pre-med, journalism, engineering, business and more. Past resources have included job referrals within our Gen Intel community, nominations for prestigious global fellowships and programs, and research opportunities at Harvard, MIT and the University of Michigan.
Education Advocacy ↗
A parallel mission of Gen Intel is to provide young adults with an opportunity to develop their leadership and civic potentials to prepare them to facilitate positive change in their communities. Our students are informed of national, state and local legislative actions. Students have previously aided in K12 school curriculum reform in Rhode Island to advocating for an increase in the Pell Grant for low-income students.
Our research collaborative was formed in May 2021 in recognition of ongoing barriers to first-generation and low-income students’ ability to publish their research. We educate our students on how to navigate the peer-review process, identify appropriate journals and minimize out of pocket costs.More than 100 students take part in our summer journal club, work collaboratively to perform research and work towards publication in peer-reviewed journals.
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Since 2020 we’ve helped more than 25,000 students, like you, navigate the hidden curriculum of higher education, gain meaningful employment and flourish as part of our community. We have more than 300 free articles on our site, have reached more than 70 countries and partnered with 70+ nonprofits and school organizations.