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Jessie Bernstein, 18, did not feel completely ready to go to college when she graduated from high school last June. She decided, instead, to defer her college acceptance and take a gap year — a year off to explore interests and get experience doing new activities. KWHS sat down with Bernstein – literally inside a barn at the organic farm where she works – to discuss her life as a “gapper” and whether or not, so far, it has been the right choice for her.
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While President Barack Obama is talking about the salvation of the auto industry this week, other car enthusiasts have their eyes on innovators like Elon Musk, CEO and founder of Tesla Motors. This summer, Alexander Mason, 17, visited the electric car company’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif., and came away with key insights about entrepreneurial spirit and leadership.
Considered the leader of customer satisfaction in the auto industry, James David Power III is better known to most by the company that bears his name, J.D. Power and Associates. In this KWHS video interview, car enthusiast Evan Acuna talks with J.D. Power about his career, his guiding business principles and, yes, his latest ride.
In today’s unforgiving labor market, students need some intel on how they can make themselves more employable. Economists and career counselors weigh in on the importance of credentials, technology and, yes, loving what you do. If you want to repair bicycles, your prospects look good – but your salary, not so much.
The Week in Review:
Microblogging service Twitter faced a judgment day of sorts on Thursday, Nov. 7, when it began trading as a public company on the New York Stock Exchange. It had a strong public stock debut, but does Twitter have room to grow? Teen and academic experts offer their analyses.
In case you haven’t noticed, the concept of innovation is getting as much play these days as Katy Perry’s hit “Roar.” In many ways, innovation is the lifeblood of business, and to become an innovative thinker is to position yourself well on the path to success. Here, KWHS explores the meaning of innovation.