Articles in Life After High School

Career Spotlight: Scientist Charu Chaudhry on Life in a Big Biopharmaceutical Lab


While recent research suggest a significant gender gap for young people entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, plenty of women are already hard at work as scientists, researchers and other high-tech professionals. KWHS spends some time with a senior research investigator at Bristol-Myers Squibb to better understand what her job is all about.

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Robots Advance: Automation in Burger Flipping and Beyond


Working at a fast-food restaurant isn’t just about flipping burgers. High school students in particular can develop good skills that may help them to land a job later on. The only problem: entry-level jobs like these may soon be on the endangered species list.

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Career Insight: Jack Abraham on Changing the World through Technological Innovation


In this second installment of the KWHS “Career Insight” feature (search Sachin Rekhi for the first), Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jack Abraham urges high school students to embrace technology as you consider your future career path.

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Zina Kumok’s Guide to Smart Student-loan Liftoff


In August 2015, WalletHub released its state-by-state analysis of student-loan debt. It’s little surprise that student-loan borrowers fare better living in states with stronger economies and higher incomes. Topping the list? Utah and Wyoming. But before you even get to paying off your loans, you need to know where to begin. KWHS turns to its favorite personal-finance blogger for five tips that will help empower you to make savvy decisions about your student loans.

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ManCans Founder Hart Main Is Well Prepared for College Life


Entrepreneur Hart Main, inspired by the scents of fresh-cut grass, sawdust and Santa’s beard, has learned a thing or two while selling his “manly” scented candles – like the personal growth that comes from stepping outside your comfort zone and the value of a dollar.

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The Week in Review:

China, the World Stage and Your Role as a Global Citizen


What does it mean to be a global citizen? Students at a recent Wharton seminar explored that idea as they discussed changes in world economic power.

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Building a ‘Work Brand’ that People Will Brag About


Brand building doesn’t have to involve big-name corporations and top-selling products. You are also a brand, and the message you communicate to the world will help determine your success. A workplace specialist from Manpower Group, which has offices around the world, shares her insight into why you should start developing your brand in high school, and the soft skills that will help you have an exceptional brand on the job.

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Motivational Intelligence: Three Steps to Setting Effective Goals


High school senior Avital Schweitzer uses goals as a basis for motivation as she works to become debate-team captain and stay true to her vegetarian lifestyle. However, she rarely states her goals or even writes them down. KWHS turns to Avital’s dad, Wharton professor Maurice Schweitzer, to delve more deeply into the art and science of strong goal setting.

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