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META+LAB is a software development agency made up of college students and mentors focusing on UI/UX, operations, marketing, and web development. We are an extension of the academic program at Cal State Northridge although we function as a collaborative tech startup.

Our students come from a diverse selection of majors and are here to learn to create, acquire professional job experience, and hone their skills. Our mentors are here to guide and instruct the next generation of innovators.

META+LAB was created in November 2014 as a result of a formal reorganization of several existing entities. The leadership vision was to create an interdisciplinary environment in which students can explore, learn, and go beyond current thinking to new possibilities.

A fundamental value of META+LAB is to promote student learning and employability, through real-world problem solving, beyond their time with the University.

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Students that are brought into the META+LAB team demonstrate several qualities that set them apart from the average student. Our students are risk takers, great communicators, lovers of learning, and aspiring professionals.

They come to META+LAB knowing the benefits of hard work and discipline. Before entering META+LAB our students have some proficiency in one of our key disciplines: front-end development, back-end development, design, operations, or marketing.

We see our students explore as they investigate and develop solutions based on our clients' needs. We see them learn as they tackle problems and innovate for our clients' products. We see them go beyond as they continually exceed our clients' expectations.

At the end of the day, our goal is the professional success of all of our students: whether that’s landing the job of their dreams, solving social problems, or creating the next big thing. When our students thrive after graduation, we know we’ve done our job, and done it well.

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