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Hello I am the summer intern back with my final post in my blog series “How to Pick a College”

If your future career consists of accounting, marketing, economics or any other occupation in the business field, the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is a great choice!

One of the largest business schools in the United States, W.P. Carey has a faculty of 250, 1,500 undergraduate students, and 8,300 graduate students. This school is headquartered in Tempe, adjacent to Phoenix, and recognized as one of the top 20 business schools in the world!

There are seven major programs within the college. They have Marketing, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Management, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management.

If you do in fact see your-self with an MBA degree, this school is highly regarded and recommended all over the country, not to mention the state of Arizona! After you’ve finished your Bachelors degree this school is an option for those who want to continue their studies and earn an MBA.

Hello, I’m the Summer Intern back with a new post in my series “How to Pick a College”! I am doing this blog to help my peers to choose their future school. Are you creative? Is acting your passion? Do you perform your heart out? Do you have amazing talent and ready to show the world? If so, New York University’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts (TSOA)  is right up your alley! 

There are many institutes within the TSOA. For example, the Institute of Performing Arts has programs that specialize in a variety of areas. For example, you can earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance, Drama , Design for Stage and Film, or Performance Studies

Another institute is the Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television. Here you can enroll in the Undergraduate Film and Television program , the Interactive Telecommunications program, the Photography and Imaging program, or the Department of Dramatic Writing.

If you can picture your life on the stage, want to be an award-winning screenwriter, or want to be the designer of the next best-selling video game, there are graduate programs available. For example, you can earn your Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in programs in Film or Musical Theatre Writing. They even have a new Game Center opening this fall! 

The Tisch School of The Arts has many famous alumni. For example, Spike Lee, the filmmaker commonly known for his Oscar-nominated film Do The Right Thing earned his MFA from TSOA. James Franco, known for his featured roles in Spider-Man and 127 Hours, also earned his MFA from TSOA. In addition, the world-famous pop star Lady Gaga studied at the Clive Davis institute of Recorded Music.

NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts is a very prestigious and highly recommended school and if you are into Performing Arts like me, you should definitely consider applying!


The Summer Intern!

There are so many colleges to choose from! How will I ever pick? I’m a 17 year old summer    intern about to go into my senior year of high school! Like many other kids my age, I use my time to explore and tour different colleges and scholarships to find out which schools are right for me. This is the first post in my series: “How to Pick a College.”

The University of Michigan is very popular for the amount of activities they have! Whether it’s their Dance Club, their Wikipedians, or even their Squirrel Feeding Club, the University of Michigan has thousands of activities and clubs. One club is The Wikipedians of the University of Michigan. As they write in their constitution, their mission is to “transform Wikipedia readers to Wikipedia editors. By equipping students with the necessary skills to navigate Wikipedia’s editing code, students can in turn transfer the knowledge gained in the classroom to increase the information offered to the world through Wikipedia.”   

If you are into performing arts, there are many clubs to choose from like the Women’s Glee Club, Arts Chorale, or Comedy Company

If you’re a huge sports fan, the University of Michigan has an amazing basketball program.  In the 2011-2012 season they were the number two seed in the Big 10,  had a season record of 24 - 10 (13 - 5 in the conference), and made it to the second round of the NCAA tournament! Furthermore, the University of Michigan’s football program is also great, with a humungous stadium that seats over 100,000 people. 

If you are into cultural or ethnic clubs, the University of Michigan certainly has a variety to choose from, like the Mixed Initiative clubPolish Club, and African Students association

When it comes to activities at the University of Michigan, no matter what your interest is, I’m sure they have some extra curricular activity or club just for you!

— Summer Intern

Saturday May 5 come to the Urban League to learn more about the 2013 Arizona Spring Break HBCU Tour!

Saturday May 5 come to the Urban League to learn more about the 2013 Arizona Spring Break HBCU Tour!

Phoenix Fourteen at Tuskegee, March 2012

Starting to read some draft entries for the “GPUL Dinner Essay Contest” and I’m just like… ^^

Starting to read some draft entries for the “GPUL Dinner Essay Contest” and I’m just like… ^^


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thank you Ms. Green for everything you do for the South Mountain community!

Today we remember:  44 years ago on this day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated.  From The King Center:

During the less than 13 years of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s leadership of the modern American Civil Rights Movement, from December, 1955 until April 4, 1968, African Americans achieved more genuine progress toward racial equality in America than the previous 350 years had produced. Dr. King is widely regarded as America’s pre-eminent advocate of nonviolence and one of the greatest nonviolent leaders in world history.

Drawing inspiration from both his Christian faith and the peaceful teachings of Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. King led a nonviolent movement in the late 1950’s and ‘60s to achieve legal equality for African-Americans in the United States. While others were advocating for freedom by “any means necessary,” including violence, Martin Luther King, Jr. used the power of words and acts of nonviolent resistance, such as protests, grassroots organizing, and civil disobedience to achieve seemingly-impossible goals. He went on to lead similar campaigns against poverty and international conflict, always maintaining fidelity to his principles that men and women everywhere, regardless of color or creed, are equal members of the human family.

Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speechNobel Peace Prize lecture and“Letter from a Birmingham Jail” are among the most revered orations and writings in the English language. His accomplishments are now taught to American children of all races, and his teachings are studied by scholars and students worldwide. He is the only non-president to have a national holiday dedicated in his honor, and is the only non-president memorialized on the Great Mall in the nation’s capitol. He is memorialized in hundreds of statues, parks, streets, squares, churches and other public facilities around the world as a leader whose teachings are increasingly-relevant to the progress of humankind.

Some of Dr. King’s most important achievements include:

  • In 1955, he was recruited to serve as spokesman for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, which was a campaign by the African-American population of Montgomery, Alabama to force integration of the city’s bus lines. After 381 days of nearly universal participation by citizens of the black community, many of whom had to walk miles to work each day as a result, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in transportation was unconstitutional.
  • In 1957, Dr. King was elected president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), an organization designed to provide new leadership for the now burgeoning civil rights movement. He would serve as head of the SCLC until his assassination in 1968, a period during which he would emerge as the most important social leader of the modern American civil rights movement.
  • In 1963, he led a coalition of numerous civil rights groups in a nonviolent campaign aimed at Birmingham, Alabama, which at the time was described as the “most segregated city in America.” The subsequent brutality of the city’s police, illustrated most vividly by television images of young blacks being assaulted by dogs and water hoses, led to a national outrage resulting in a push for unprecedented civil rights legislation. It was during this campaign that Dr. King drafted the “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” the manifesto of Dr. King’s philosophy and tactics, which is today required-reading in universities worldwide.
  • Later in 1963, Dr. King was one of the driving forces behind the March for Jobs and Freedom, more commonly known as the “March on Washington,” which drew over a quarter-million people to the national mall. It was at this march that Dr. King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, which cemented his status as a social change leader and helped inspire the nation to act on civil rights. Dr. King was later named Time magazine’s “Man of the Year.”
  • In 1964, at 35 years old, Martin Luther King, Jr. became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize. His acceptance speech in Oslo is thought by many to be among the most powerful remarks ever delivered at the event, climaxing at one point with the oft-quoted phrase “I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right temporarily defeated is stronger than evil triumphant.”
  • Also in 1964, partly due to the March on Washington, Congress passed the landmark Civil Rights Act, essentially eliminating legalized racial segregation in the United States. The legislation made it illegal to discriminate against blacks or other minorities in hiring, public accommodations, education or transportation, areas which at the time were still very segregated in many places.
  • The next year, 1965, Congress went on to pass the Voting Rights Act, which was an equally-important set of laws that eliminated the remaining barriers to voting for African-Americans, who in some locales had been almost completely disenfranchised. This legislation resulted directly from the Selma to Montgomery, AL March for Voting Rights lead by Dr. King.
  • Between 1965 and 1968, Dr. King shifted his focus toward economic justice – which he highlighted by leading several campaigns in Chicago, Illinois – and international peace – which he championed by speaking out strongly against the Vietnam War. His work in these years culminated in the “Poor Peoples Campaign,” which was a broad effort to assemble a multiracial coalition of impoverished Americans who would advocate for economic change.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s less than thirteen years of nonviolent leadership ended abruptly and tragically on April 4th, 1968, when he was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. Dr. King’s body was returned to his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, where his funeral ceremony was attended by high-level leaders of all races and political stripes.
  • Later in 1968, Dr. King’s wife, Mrs. Coretta Scott King, officially founded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, which she dedicated to being a “living memorial” aimed at continuing Dr. King’s work on important social ills around the world.

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Are you a member of the class of 2013? Do you want to get some practice for the upcoming ACT offered at South on April 24? Check out the ACT’s website for sample and practice questions for each of the ACT’s five sections: English Math, Reading, Science, and Writing!

Also, make sure you add the school codes to up to four universities/colleges - this way, your scores will be sent directly to the schools, eliminating a pesky step in the college admissions process! Remember, you can use your ACT scores to apply to many merit scholarships, so take a deep breath and take this seriously! 

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