Category: Alumni

June 28, 2016

E-Mentoring Provides Students with Insights into Entrepreneurship

[caption id="attachment_13603" align="alignleft" width="386"] Chef Lisa Givens[/caption] I participated in the 2016 JA Business Week E-mentoring session held at Johnson & Wales University.  This session was similar to  "speed dating"...

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So, What Exactly IS Business Week?

As a first year JA Business Week student with virtually no previous business experience, I was pleasantly surprised when I was moved to the Track 2 project working with Smoke...

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JA Business Week Gives Kids Vital Skills

As a first-time Company Advisor (CA) who never had the opportunity to attend JA Business Week as a student, I had no idea what the week would have in store...

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The Good Stuff You Don’t Learn in School

[caption id="attachment_13589" align="alignleft" width="250"] Entrepreneur and JA Alumnus Alonzo Martinez[/caption] When I first attended JA Business Week following my sophomore year in high school, I was skeptical of what I...

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April 30, 2016

JA Alumni share their advice for high school graduates

They’ve received their high school diplomas and are traveling down their individual paths to further education, career success and future happiness. So, what nuggets of knowledge and words of wisdom...

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September 30, 2015

JA comes full circle, empowering one family’s future

[caption id="attachment_11765" align="alignleft" width="249"] Heidi and Cassandra Ilich hand out Certificates of Completion to JA Company Program students who liquidated their sandals company at a profit.[/caption] Cassandra Ilich of Colorado...

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September 29, 2015

Startup Week’s top teen business wins startup capital

[caption id="attachment_11701" align="alignright" width="300"] Robin Wise, Chris Cordova and Janeth Mancha[/caption] The Denver Office of Economic Development honors the best and brightest ideas in small business through the JumpStart BizPlan...

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June 19, 2015

What happens when the wild imagination of youth converges with the rigorous demands of the business world

[caption id="attachment_11271" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kelyn D. Lanier and Company G[/caption] This year, Junior Achievement's Business Week, presented by Arrow Electronics, showcased what happens when the wild imagination of youth converges...

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January 5, 2015

JA Alumnus comes full circle

Casell Randle’s first experience as a business leader was in high school.  His JA Company Program business, Sweets R Us, sold pastries and other food items to fellow students.  The...

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