This year, I was honored to become one of the five lucky recipients of the Michael C. Rockefeller fellowship. Every year, a handful of Harvard seniors are awarded a fellowship for independent purposeful travel in the country or region of their choice in the year following their graduation. Thanks to the Rockefeller, I will be learning about indigenous cultures and community organizing.
Originally published in The Chronicle of Philanthropy site on April 29, 2012.
Kirsten Guarini, a junior in high school, spent spring break traveling from her hometown of San Francisco to Los Angeles, visiting seven colleges on the way. If she enrolls in 2013, she will become the first person in her family to attend college
After becoming the first in my family to graduate from college last spring, I began diligently pursuing the next step: my career. I knew that I wanted to launch a career in accounting or finance, but it was a tough job market, especially in those industries. I knew that I would need to use my network to be successful.
Once again, First Graduate was there for me. They connected me to executives and young professionals working within many of the companies First Graduate partners with-- companies as varied as Gap, Inc. and Merrill Lynch.
Making Change, One Child at a Time
Yvette Ramirez, a First Graduate Senior at Harvard University, was just recognized as a “Champion of Change” (Agente de Cambio) - a part of President Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative (whitehouse.gov/champions).