Gaining Perspective During These Historic Times

Kyle Chan, Kyle, Teacher’s Assistant for Enterprise’s Career Exploration Internship, Class of 2022 at Cal PolyJuly 29, 2020 My name is Kyle and I am a second year Kinesiology major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. This summer I am in Enterprise for Youth’s virtual Career Exploration internship program as a program assistant. This virtual internship provides me with the …

Enterprise Has Allowed Me to Find the Light Through the Dark Tunnel

By Lamiya CottonJuly 29, 2020 Everyone has been hit by COVID-19. It has affected everyone in numerous ways, especially young people. Those who have had internships have lost them, which has taken a toll on all of us. As we stay inside, wondering the next time life will be “normal” again, we try to find ways to keep ourselves busy. …

Born a Crime—Like Having a Blindfold Removed

By Kali Lew, Enterprise for Youth internJuly 29, 2020 In light of the current pandemic, Enterprise for Youth has started virtual internships. This has led to a multitude of new opportunities for youth like myself, one of which was a book club. The purpose of this activity was to learn leadership skills through studying the experiences and thoughts of different …

What do you want to be when you grow up?

By Elizabeth Ouyang, Enterprise for Youth internJuly 21, 2020 “What do you want to be when you grow up?” An artist. In first grade, we were given an assignment to draw our ideal careers 20 years from the present. I naturally and promptly chose to be an artist because painting was an enjoyable hobby that made me feel elated. However, …

Top Advice for Young Professionals Pursuing Careers in Sports

By Katalina MendozaJuly 21, 2020 My name is Katalina Mendoza and I am a rising Junior in college. I am an Enterprise for Youth alumna and this summer I served as a teacher’s assistant in our virtual internship program. The interns in the program and I enjoyed an amazing array of professional visits, giving us insight into different careers, educational …

No Experience Is a Wasted Experience

By Mark D’AcquistoJuly 20, 2020 “No experience is a wasted experience,” said Angela Taylor to the interns in my breakout room. Ms. Taylor, an engineer at Google, was one the many panelists to join Enterprise for Youth’s internal internship program this summer. As I reflect on this experience, I am struck by just how relevant this approach to life is. …

Amplify the Ambition: A Story About Women Who Lead

By Pamela, Enterprise internJuly 20,2020 My name is Pamela and I am 16 years old. This summer I am in an Enterprise (virtual) program where we explored a variety of careers and jobs as well as preparing for future jobs and opportunities. This morning a local author named Diana Kapp joined us for a Q and A conversation. Diana has …

Seven Tips for Pursuing a Career in Tech from the Experts

Career questions from inquiring young minds and answers from professionals. June 30, 2020 By Associate Director of Development & Communications Margan Mulvihill “I learned from Angela about the power of not knowing–curiosity pushes you to become better and to learn.”—Elizabeth, Enterprise for Youth intern As part of Enterprise for Youth’s internship program, youth are given the opportunity to learn about …

Dropbox: A GOLD STAR Corporate Partner

Dropbox kicked off their relationship with Enterprise for Youth by hosting Mission High School student Marlon Ochoa as an intern. Jesus Bellot, Marlon’s boss in the IT Department, told his community that Marlon picked up new technologies faster than any adult during their training.  This all happened because both Enterprise and Mission High share the same purpose—to prepare young people …

Enterprise Places Youth in Paid Summer Internships

Enterprise Places Youth in Paid Summer Internships The extraordinary circumstances we face due to the COVID-19 pandemic has altered Enterprise for Youth’s ability to provide in-person internships for the majority of the young people we serve. In order to continue our commitment to young people this summer, we’ve had to create new programming and internship models in lieu of the …