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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 …
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. …
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 …
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.
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, …
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, …
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!
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.
How many working professionals find careers related to their college major? This was the prevailing question at the PENCIL Fellows’ second working breakfast this past Tuesday and, according to the 20 plus business volunteers from Estée Lauder, JPMorgan Chase, Verizon, MetLife, CBS News, host company Weil, Gotshal & Manges and more, the answer is, not many! PENCIL Fellows met once again to learn valuable career and life lessons, specifically to discuss how to “Plot Your Path to Success.”
At the conclusion of my previous post I left off hinting at the JPMorgan Chase Financial Literacy Workshop that I recently attended. This was the first in a series of career readiness workshops that I’ve been attending this summer as part of PENCIL Fellows, a program that includes a paid internship at a leading New York City business and provides public high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to sharpen their skills for the workplace and plot their path for success.