In June 2014, after graduating from high school in Miami, Florida, Michael Sayman headed to one of the most coveted internships on Earth: Facebook in Menlo Park, Calif.
A great idea and financial backing are not always enough to launch a successful new business. While entrepreneurs are often characterized as independent self-starters, they also need advice, expertise, criticism, guidance and encouragement to make any kind of meaningful progress. M
“Waqaa” – that’s how you say “hello” in Yup’ik. It’s an Eskimo-Aleut language spoken by just 10,000 people in Alaska, including 18-year-old Byron Nicholai, who posts himself on new media singing Yup’ik songs and doing traditional drumming.
So often we hear of the digital footprint that has gone awry – over-the-top party pictures coming back to haunt jobseekers during an important interview, or college admissions officers discovering profanity-laced Instagram posts as they assess a prospective student’s strengths and weaknesses.
Alex Miller, 19, of Purcellville, Virginia, spent a lot of quality time with cats, dogs and hamsters growing up. So it’s no wonder that she has chosen to pursue a career as a veterinary technician.
Every year, you might hear about the local National Merit Scholarship winners in your community from your school or newspapers. Besides sounding like a prestigious honor, what exactly does it mean to be a National Merit Scholar?
In general, it’s a $2,500 award for high school kids who get top scores on the PSATs.