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High school students everywhere are donning their caps and gowns this week and next to gather their diplomas and enter the next phase of life. In the fall, many will head to higher education. Still others will go straight into the workforce. For those students entering full-time employment — possibly for the first time — KWHS has compiled a primer to help you navigate the financial decisions that come with a 40-hour (or more) workweek.
It is high school graduation time in India, and 12th graders are starting down pathways toward their careers. Five high school students from India share their plans for life after high school – from biotech to international law.
What’s in a number? If you believe Mensa, numbers can indicate genius. Neha Ramu, 13, recently topped great thinkers like Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking in an IQ test. She sat down with KWHS to talk about her many interests and the career track she plans to pursue. Ramu’s love of learning ultimately defines her.
Come May 1, students will be deciding which college they plan to attend in the fall. In this essay, KWHS guest columnist Casey Slide, who has a background in industrial engineering and writes about money management, careers and education on Money Crashers Personal Finance, discusses in-demand career fields and their related college majors.
Social media (think Twitter, Facebook, YouTube) are transforming publishing as we know it. As a result, the field of journalism is also changing, adapting to the need for more tech-savvy writers and editors. Journalists today must be multi-talented – penning both feature stories as well as captivating their readers in 140 characters or less.
The Week in Review:
What do President Obama and Raj Koothrappali have in common? They’ve been talking recently about the wonders of 3-D printing. While many of us are not quite sure how this technology works, a group of California high school students is already developing its 3-D printing expertise in the business world – and preparing for successful careers.
Carlos Rodriguez Flores always wanted to be in the center of the business and economics action – so why not try to get an internship at the almighty Google? His plan succeeded, and now he is working at the Googleplex in Silicon Valley full-time. Flores shares insights from his internship and employment journey.
KWHS set out to spotlight the intersection of chess and business skills through the experiences and insights of high school chess players who have career aspirations in the business world. With tools in-hand — namely pawns, knights, rooks, bishops, a queen and a king — these teens are sharpening their business acumen, one strategic move at a time.