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  • akophie

    This is amazing! I encourage young people to get out there and volunteer as much as possible to learn about different areas that you could potentially work in. Volunteer in youth court, at public libraries, etc. and you will gain exposure to different work environments while you're young. Get as involved as you can in as many things as you can, and you will get closer and closer to finding and understanding what makes you come alive. If nothing else, you'll learn more about yourself through your interactions with others, and that, in itself, is priceless.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    Airren and Desiray- it's wonderful to see that you guys are meeting people that will influence the decisions you make about your careers. The more meetings you have, the better. If you're curious about something, don't be afraid to ask. I think something that was really valuable that I got out of internships was the ability to have informational interviews daily. Don't be afraid to ask people you admire out to lunch. Pick their brains and see what type of advice they may have for you. Airren- you know how you are interested in spoken word and media? Consider researching interesting radio shows like those on NPR that would allow you to explore both media and spoken word. Attend storytelling shows in LA- like the MOTH. And of course-- you know about the awesome spoken word event at Fairfax High every Tues right? Don't be afraid to ask Da Poetry Lounge if you can volunteer with them because working with them may lead to more opportunities: http://dapoetrylounge.com/. Desiray- I know you're passionate about health and youth. Have you ever considered working as a mentor at an educational afterschool program? I think I have a connection for you that might be a great person for you to talk to about opportunities. Just email me!