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PENCIL Fellows

07.22.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

It’s a basic business practice: Whether you have a corporation of 100,000 employees or a domain of one, your success largely depends on the ability to set and achieve goals.  As PENCIL Fellows learn the ropes on the job this …

Chase Fellows

07.17.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights

As the adage goes, “a penny saved is a penny earned.” But PENCIL Fellows earn more than a paycheck during their six-week paid internships: They learn and develop important business skills which will pay dividends throughout their future college and …

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07.09.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News, Video Archive

Watch our new series to see what college and career skills PENCIL Fellows are learning this summer.

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07.07.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights

School may be out for the summer, but 137 driven rising seniors and soon-to-be college freshmen across New York City begin work Monday, July 7, at top businesses through PENCIL Fellows. For the next six weeks, these students will hone …

Fellows receive training from working professionals.

06.26.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights

The 2014 cohort of PENCIL Fellows attended a two-day orientation event at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service to prepare 137 high-achieving New York City public school juniors and seniors for their six-week, paid summer internship …

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06.26.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of New York City seniors have walked across stages in schools in every corner of the five boroughs. But even as graduation rates reach historic highs in New York City and across …

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06.13.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

As our PENCIL Fellows embark upon their summer journey, take a moment to think back to your first internship… and how it transformed your life. Together, we are helping to prepare tomorrow’s leaders today, and making a difference in our students’ lives …

PENCIL Fellows

06.01.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Finals are complete and summer is here. But are you prepared for your summer internship to begin? Although you have had a summer internship before, the summer internships you have in college take on a new level of importance. “A …

Alumni Spotlight: Isjana Dizdari

06.01.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Alumni Q&A: Isjana Dizdari (written by Anna Kryukova) Isjana Dizdari is a PENCIL Fellow from the 2009 cohort. After her senior year of high school, she interned at JPMorgan Chase & Co. for six weeks. Following her internship, Isjana attended …

The PENCIL Fellows Advisory Board

06.01.2014  |  Leave a Comment  |   Fellows Spotlights, PENCIL News

Over the last five years, PENCIL has helped nearly 600 New York City public high school juniors and seniors master college and career readiness skills through PENCIL Fellows, which provides students with comprehensive workplace readiness training and a paid six-week …