Defending My Ability to Graduate

Tuesday August 26th, 2014
Each year, the seniors at Kearny are tasked with producing a Senior Defense documenting the work we’ve done that year. Pass and you graduate. Fail and you do it again until you pass. Needless to say, it’s a grueling experience.The basics aren’t that hard. Using our experience working for a client— in my case, my internship with the University of San Diego— as evidence, we must defend our right to graduate.
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Developing my Social Media Skills

Thursday June 26th, 2014
Although we don’t realize it, as people we are all happy to learn everyday and grow overtime. Through my internships, I have gained a lot of experience within many different work settings. However, none of my internships compare to the GMMB internship I obtained. I improved my writing skills, learned about different careers in this particular field, and also just learned how to work with others in general.
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Connecting my pathway with real life experiences

Monday May 26th, 2014
Before senior year, I had never had a job—not even babysitting or mowing lawns. I figured that an internship would be a great place to start, so in the early fall I decided to apply to a couple of them. The internship with linked learning was a great way to not only get my feet wet in the world of jobs, but also provided an opportunity to learn.
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International What?

Wednesday March 26th, 2014
International negotiations. Two very scary words I heard my sophomore year. And even scarier was that I actually had to participate in these so called “international negotiations.” In the end it wasn’t as scary as I thought. In fact, it was a really cool experience. But before I start ranting about how fun it was, let me explain what international negotiations at Millikan High School is and how it relates to my academy, PEACE, which focuses on social justice, not business.
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Linked Learning Increases Students’ Competence

Sunday March 23rd, 2014
At Kearny High School, where I am a senior, we are divided into four small schools that specialize in different career paths. I chose to enter the School of Digital Media and Design (DMD) because I was interested in computers and graphic design. Over the years, I have come to realize that I not only chose an interest, but a career pathway.
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Internship Leads to Career Exploration

Friday September 13th, 2013
Excitement, happiness, and accomplishment are all things I felt when I found out I was interning at Kaiser Permanente’s Baldwin Park Medical Center. I worked very hard on my application because I knew it would be difficult to get accepted – this was the first class of interns from my school, and there were only four openings for this internship. I put a lot of pressure on myself to earn this amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
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Hard Work Pays off

Friday July 26th, 2013
The feeling of seeing your hard work payoff is indescribable.Last semester, I started an unpaid internship working to prepare for the WorldLink Youth Town Meeting – a conference bringing together high school students from across Southern California and Mexico to listen to guest speakers present about global issues. Six hours a week, I’d come in to the office that I shared with my boss and co-interns. It was great, but dealing with the usual wear and tear of an internship was especially rough when – every second Friday – my friends with jobs would get their paychecks.
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