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By Ana von Turkovich At barely 18 years old, we’re asked to make decisions that dictate the courses we take for the next four years, or even longer, depending on the discipline we choose. Often, our college major informs our professional life for many years after we leave university, and of...
Do you remember having teachers that looked like you? Did you have enough teachers that look like you? Research tells us that students who share language or culture with their teachers have better outcomes, closer relationships and choose to become teachers themselves at higher rates. Today most...
By Sareena Rama Here are some quotes that can help you through just about anything you could feel throughout the school year. School can be tough. If you need a bit of motivation, read on! 1. When you feel like nothing's going your way and you need a little positivity boost remember this,...
By Ann Wong Debate. Sounds pretty simple, right? You pick a side, do some research, and then talk about why you are right. Well, not exactly. That’s what I thought two years ago when I was introduced to the debate team at my high school, but I came to find that it was much different than...
By Sareena Rama The struggle of answering the question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” hits you from a young age. Everyone makes us think that we must know exactly where we are going. But no one tells us that we should be exploring everything that is available to us. In my...
By Linda Calhoun Get ready! We are upping our game and sharpening our focus to inspire, educate and empower girls! We have big plans for the new year and we will need your help. Look for more details in the coming days. Thanks to you, 2016 was a terrific year for Career Girls! We relaunched our...
By Ana von Turkovich We all make decisions every day: What do I want for breakfast? What time do I need to leave to get to school (or work) on time? Do I want to stay up late watching a movie or get some sleep so I can make it to that 6:00AM yoga class? Many decisions are fairly simple and can be...
By Linda Calhoun We are so proud of our youngest role model! This fall, Sasha Williams (Class of 2019) was selected for the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Leaders of the Fast Track (LOFT) 2016 Video Game Innovation Fellowship sponsored by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, in Washington D...
By Katie Del Vecchio The holiday season is here again! We need Thanksgiving now, more than ever. It is a time to tune out the negativity that may be around us and celebrate the positive. The upcoming year will bring new perspectives to everyone, let’s start now by seeing the good in...
Being a teen can be hard. We have to balance our social lives, sports, and extracurricular activities along with the stress of school and homework. On top of all of this, there’s college and career planning: We have to think about our future—what we might want to do as an adult and how...
You may have heard the time old saying “It’s all about who you know.” This seems pretty self-explanatory, but how do you start “knowing” people? There are several things you could do while still in high school. The simplest is to get to know your teachers; becoming...
Summer is almost over and what better way to bring in the fall season then to catch a glimpse of this year’s Super Harvest Moon! Tonight, Sept. 16th 2016, there will be a full penumbral lunar eclipse, giving the moon a nice orange glow, also resembling a giant pumpkin. A penumbral eclipse is...
The first day of school is right around the corner! College is a time for you to explore new opportunities and try as many things as possible. The experience you have as a freshman will be unlike any other. Everything is new and you will want to really dive into all of the clubs and programs your...
There is no better day than today to celebrate America’s diversity. At Career Girls, we have honor of celebrating the achievement and accomplishments of women from every ethnic and racial group and from every region of our country. We know from our work that no group of humans has a “...
Tuesday, June 12, 2016 marked a momentous occasion. The White House hosted an all-day summit for, by and about women and girls. 5,000 leaders in the field gathered in Washington, DC to hear the President, the First Lady, the Vice President, Oprah Winfrey, Kerry Washington, Shonda Rhimes and more...
June represents the start of summer and is also National Safety Month, a time to prepare and learn how to stay safe. This year’s theme is Safe for Life, and each week focuses on a different topic that will help keep you safe in a time of need. Week 1 (June 1-12) Stand Ready to Respond: Being...
When was the last time you went out with a group of friends and did something that you were all able to enjoy together? Now that school is coming to an end you will have plenty of free time. Most teens will want to sit around the house using their phones and surfing the Internet. I recommend...
For students, summer usually means almost three months of fun, relaxing and not worrying about grades. While kids are off at camps and going on family vacations, they are unknowingly losing the knowledge they learned during the school year. According to Oxford Learning, an equivalent of one month...
It’s National Women’s Health Week, and a perfect opportunity to remind ourselves that our physical and mental health should be a priority, despite all our other responsibilities. It’s pretty straightforward to remember to schedule a checkup with your gynecologist, but navigating...
As we come to the end of Teacher Appreciation Week, it’s a good time to reflect on what teachers do every day. With today’s new standardized testing, teachers are feeling just as much pressure as students. They not only have to make sure children do well academically, but they also...

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