Author: Lina Bois
Published: Tuesday, 07 Mar 2017
Original Story from Junior Achievement of South Florida
The following is a Blanche Ely High School teacher's reflection of an AT&T Job Shadow.
"Thank you for the awesome opportunity you provided to our students to get a chance to visit AT&T this week!
The students were exposed to a whole new world. It was very educational and the students appreciated the hands-on activity. They got a chance to learn different types of positions available within AT&T. I myself was amazed by how much I learned about how responsible AT&T employees are to the customers they serve without knowing any of them.
One of the AT&T staff members mentioned that the students did not all have technical backgrounds but the questions that they asked were very logical.
It was awesome for them to see a career field that they can apply for and move up in the company by having a good work ethic and being willing to learn. I believe this opportunity provided our students with options that they never considered before.
I sincerely thank you!"
Diane Dang, Assistant Principal
"I saw the passion in their learning, & how it changed their lives & thinking of the world around them. I love JA!!!"
Finance Park Student
"Before JA Finance Park this stuff seemed impossible. Now it (financial independence) is in reach."
JA Finance Park Volunteer
"[The benefit of participating was] knowing I’m providing a better understanding of what adult life will be like."
Jay Calhoun, JA Alumni & JA Tulsa Board Member
"JA provided a solid foundation in leadership, economics and entrepreneurship as tools to achieve my goals."
"Junior Achievement taught me that everyone can be successful if you really work hard."