Salesforce Executives Share Career Advice to Enterprise Youth

“Don’t do things just for the money—it could lead you away from what you actually want to do in the future.”—Skye, 16, Youth Council On April 23rd, Enterprise for Youth hosted Board Member Brent Hyder, President, Chief People Officer at Salesforce, and his HR executives during a virtual retreat for our youth. Brent has consistently championed Enterprise for Youth’s work …

What an Interior Design Internship is Really Like

Enterprise is pleased to share this essay written by high school senior Elizabeth Ouyang for a college application. The prompt given to her was, “Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences.” As a “Fixer-Upper” and “Mr. Kate” enthusiast, I fell in awe with the thrilling experience of transforming a home. Inspired by the artistic and …

A Dream of Helping Others

The team at UCSF’s ALBA Labs informed us that our 2019 Heroes at Work keynote speaker, Leydi Romero, will in fact be welcomed as an intern this summer whether their clinic and research center are physically open or not. We want to celebrate our first secured virtual internship and thank our partners at UCSF! We are grateful for their commitment. …

I Learned How to Work on a Team With the Junior Caddie Program

“From the Junior Caddie Program, I developed communication skills that have transferred into all of my endeavors. Working with other Junior Caddies and meeting several golfers, I learned how to work on a team, but also how to work with people from different backgrounds. Being a Junior Caddie really allowed me to be comfortable around new people and improve my …

Youth Producing The Perfect Convergence

Sometimes the perfect convergence of people, talent, and warmth, all come together to make for an incredible night. Our Career Inspiration Panel on Friday, February 21, organized by Youth Council, was such a night. Our Career Inspiration Panel offered the chance for youth to interact with a variety of professionals in a speed networking format. Youth Councilors welcomed new students …

The Promise of Youth Is Our Best and Only Incubator for the Future

As the founder of Enterprise, I celebrate the thousands of students who have used its programs to take stock of their interests, their skills, and their ambitions. I want to acknowledge those students’ debt to the many employers who have contributed to preparing them to experience and thrive in their first jobs. Looking back to the beginning in 1969, I …

A Force to Be Reckoned With

As a Bay Area native, I’ve walked through Dreamforce and wondered exactly who got to go to such a fancy, humongous convention — a similar response for many of our young people. At Enterprise for Youth, we are consistently looking for opportunities that challenge and inspire our youth, so we were excited to attend the 2019 Future Executive Summit at …

Reaching for the Sky

During The San Francisco Fall Show, we honored the work of our founder, Glady Thacher, with a special brunch and stunning views overlooking the Bay’s Golden Gate Bridge. Against this magical backdrop, Skye, a participant of Enterprise for Youth, gave a beautiful keynote on her experience with our organization in front of the Board of Directors and other attendees. Her …

Internship Gap Graduation

Congratulations to Enterprise for Youth’s This Way Ahead 2019 Internship graduates! 2019 was the most successful summer yet—88 youth from the San Francisco Bay Area completed their 10-week internships and 68 were offered continued employment. How amazing is that? Having a higher number of graduates made the graduation ceremony at Gap Inc. headquarters extra special. The energy in the room …