Do students get a choice in what project they work on?

Last updated Feb 2, 2021, 4:08 PM

Applies to CodeDay LabsParents, Students, Schools, Volunteers

Students have the chance to express their preferences for projects as part of our matching process. Here's how that works:

  1. During the application, students provide information about their interests and career goals.
  2. After all acceptances are sent out, we use student preferences to generate a list of ~20 recommendations for projects for each student.
  3. Students rank these recommendations by order of preference.
  4. We use a matching algorithm to generate final project assignments. (In the past, about 90% of students got one of their top three choices.)