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If you had asked me a year or two ago, before I had discovered Career Girls, what I wanted to do after secondary/high school, I would have lied and said that I didn't know. The truth is that at that time I did know, but I simply didn't have the courage to tell people because I, myself, had...
Everyone has a story, and stories drive our life choices. I grew up listening to my grandmother’s stories and then fact checking them with other family members to hear their version of the same event. Stories are how we communicate; we relate to one another based on our experiences. If we...
Summer is an exciting time! Two months of no schoolwork, with freedom, fun and sometimes, boredom. Some say boredom can lead to bad habits such as becoming lazy and losing interest in learning, but it doesn't have to. Boredom can lead to creativity and allows you to discover new hobbies and...
By Katie Del Vecchio Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day will take place on April 27th all across the country. Kids will get to explore what their parents and mentors do for a living. It’s a chance for them to step into a career and see what it really takes to become a professional in...
By Ann Wong Being a high school student, I love to get involved in activities that extend beyond my daily classes. One of the programs that I have recently become highly involved in is my school's Career Development Center (CDC). The CDC hosts an annual Career Job EXPO where students serve as...
I’ve always loved music by the Chainsmokers, Calvin Harris, Major Lazor, and Martin Garrix. Girls rarely produce EDM, but I like the genre. Although I couldn’t see anyone like me in the job I want to have; I wrote, sang, and produced “Wherever You Go.” I am a 15-year old...
By Katie Del Vecchio Career Girls recently attended a career fair where we showcased our website and resources to young girls. Attending career fairs and events is part of our 24 month initiative to reach 100,000 girls in the Bay area. The 100,000 Girls project is a way to provide access to...
By Sareena Rama To be empowered is to be given the authority or power to do something. When it comes to our individual lives, we have complete power over what we want to achieve, this is the premise of “Self-Empowerment”. To be self-empowered is to be in charge of your life and do it...
By Katie Del Vecchio I am not a musician, however I am a music lover. Sound and music is known to motivate, reduce stress, and make you smarter and more productive in your life. If you are a musician then congrats, your brain is more symmetrical and physically larger than most! According to...
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...

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