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05.26.2015  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL Media Clips, PENCIL News

Crain’s New York Business’s recently featured PENCIL and President David Weiner on their “The Insider” blog. Focused on our reinvention of our Principal for a Day initiative, Boss for a Day aligns more closely with our current and future endeavors …

Fellows InDay

05.26.2015  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL Media Clips, PENCIL News

Our PENCIL Fellows keep learning new ways to connect and engage with the business community, especially with the guidance of our wonderful business volunteers through our PENCIL Partner, LinkedIn. The 2015 PENCIL Fellows cohort–200+ of them!–learned about the “anatomy of …

Fellows Info Session

04.30.2015  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

The first day of spring has sprung and students around the city and nation are gearing up for the impending summer break. While summers spent lounging at the beach or hanging out at the mall may be something of the …

Kemba Hall

12.19.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Alumni Q&A: Kemba Hall (written by Yamile Pacheco) Each edition of FNN will feature one exceptional PENCIL Fellows Alum. If you are interested in being profiled in FNN or would like to recommend a PENCIL Fellows Alum, please email pencilfellows@pencil.org. …

PENCIL Fellow Anna at Davler Media Group

12.17.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

PENCIL Fellows alumna Anna Kryukova, a member of the Alumni Advisory Board, discusses the benefits and the drawbacks of using the summer to work on personal projects and personal development as an alternative to the desired 9am-5pm internship.  Once Spring Semester …

2014 Fellow & Business Mentor

08.26.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

Business Mentors like Carolyn Bateman, Meringoff Properties Vice President of Property Management, support New York City students in developing key job skills as part of six-week internships through PENCIL Fellows.

PENCIL's President stands proudly with the 2014 PENCIL Fellows

08.25.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Traditional summer jobs may be becoming a thing of the past, but the need for high school students to be ready for college and careers is greater than ever—and it’s no secret that when students are exposed to the workplace, …

Woodlyn Sance AAB

08.18.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Event Highlights, Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

The Alumni Advisory Board (AAB) serves as the voice of the PENCIL Fellows Alumni. The AAB represented the community at PENCIL Fellows Working Breakfast #1:  Networking and Building a Personal Brand and the Culminating Event. Woodlyn Sance, an AAB member, …

PENCIL Fellows Leeza, Justin, and Kristina

08.14.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

A couple of days into my first week as a PENCIL Fellow, I felt like I had been at PENCIL for years—which I take as a great sign because it means that I have grown very comfortable with the team here. Who would have believed the past six weeks would fly by so fast!

Pierina Ortiz at work

08.13.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

When you think of summer, “work” is probably not the first word that comes to mind. But over the past six weeks, the high school students in this year’s PENCIL Fellows cohort discovered that learning on the job provided the best summer break in town—a chance to build marketable skills and have fun in the process.