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Career Fuel: Sachin Rekhi on Why You Shouldn’t Fear Rejection

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In this, Knowledge@Wharton High School’s first “Career Fuel” feature in which an established entrepreneur or executive offers success strategies to high school students, Sachin Rekhi talks about the importance of overcoming your risk of rejection.

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Social Entrepreneurship Spotlight: The Face Inside Your Coffee Cup

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Recent high school graduate Fiorella Riccobono plans to study finance and social entrepreneurship when she starts college this fall. Her inspiration? Her classwork building a business to provide a just wage for coffee bean farmers in Haiti.

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Checking In with a Guy behind New Technologies for the Golden State Warriors

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As California’s Golden State Warriors professional basketball team moves its way through the NBA playoffs after finishing off a remarkable regular season, KWHS takes you behind the scenes with Daniel Brusilovsky, the team’s digital initiatives lead. Brusilovsky, a teen tech whiz who now, at 22, has landed a “dream” job with the Warriors, explains beacon technology and why it’s important to start learning and doing.

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The Week in Review:

What Does Entrepreneurship Mean to You?

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Young entrepreneurs from around the world recently gathered in New York City to be honored during the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s Global Showcase. KWHS checked in with several of them — from Maryland to Ireland — to find out what they consider to be the true essence of entrepreneurship.

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The Silicon Valley Start-up that Began with Legos and a Market Need

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Shubham Banerjee, a 13-year-old with a creative mind, is now learning what it means to found a start-up technology business in California’s Silicon Valley. He is exploring his potential market, meeting with venture capitalists, planning the launch of his first product and still attending eighth grade at the Champion School in San Jose, Calif. And it all started with Lego Mindstorms EV3 and an interest in helping blind people have access to more affordable technology.

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He’s 18, and He Works for Facebook!

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In August 2014, Michael Sayman was hired as Facebook’s youngest full-time software engineer. His journey to a job at one of the world’s most high-profile companies began with a simple love for coding that took him farther than he could have ever dreamed.

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The Week in Review:

A Senator, a Snowball and Global Climate Change

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Global climate change often tops the national and international news, most recently as a cause for the Syrian War and in the shape of a snowball landing with a thud on the U.S. Senate floor. Whether you believe global warming to be a myth or reality, the issues around climate change have taken the world stage. KWHS talks with high school students who recently researched and debated the issues at the World Affairs Council Philadelphia’s International Climate Summit.

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The Fencer’s ‘Flick’ and Other Shrewd Moves from Intel’s 2015 Science Stars

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Even if you don’t speak the language of code and algorithms, finalists for the 2015 Intel Science Talent Search may have some useful insights for you. KWHS talks to several of the finalists about their projects and discovers a few common themes for anyone looking to embrace innovation and problem-solving — namely, the value of passion, persistence and people who offer support.

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