Throughout my collegiate career, I have developed a passion for entrepreneurship. Being an entrepreneur provides you an immense amount of freedom, allowing you to assess problems and find accurate and sustainable solutions candidly. Entrepreneurship is more than only starting a business; it also encompasses a certain type of mentality and set of behaviors. Entrepreneurs areContinue reading “David Wedderburn: Sharpening Skills for the Future”
As someone who was always interested in political science and international affairs, being a part of the Tech Fellows 2021 cohort is something I would have never imagined. I have never been one to focus too much on the technology sector and neither on entrepreneurship. While both are extremely fascinating topics and career fields, IContinue reading “Thalia Mendoza and Life Long Learning”
My name is Nicholis Perez and I am a second-year student at FSU majoring in Commercial Entrepreneurship and minoring in Hospitality. I am a proud member of the Unconquered Scholars program, a program that has allowed me to meet some of the most influential and admirable people I have had the pleasure of knowing. IContinue reading “Nicholis Perez: Next Gen Hospitality”
I would not say that my view of myself has changed, my identity of who I am as a person has only been further confirmed through this year. I just think I have developed and learned more about myself. I feel more confident in my abilities and I have gained a new independence. This yearContinue reading “Blog 5 – December – Views”
Written by MJ Ladera on 11/24/2020 Over the past month, one of the places I have volunteered at is the St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry. At this location, the inside is organized in a manner to look and feel like a small supermarket filled with donated goods. For someone who is food insecure, to beContinue reading “Blog #4 – Meaningful interaction or event”
Written by MJ Ladera on 10/31/2020 My daily routine for September varied throughout the month. From September 1st to the 12th, I drove to Kansas City, Kansas, where I was going to stay with my aunt and her family. During the weekdays, I volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity Restore. It is a Goodwill typeContinue reading “Blog #3- Day to Day life during a pandemic”
Sadly, my time in Hawaii is coming to an end, soon I will be on a plane back home to Florida for the holidays. I am excited to see my family, this is the longest I have been away from them. While I truly settled into this place in Hawaii, my home will always beContinue reading “Blog #5 — November 2020 — Assumptions”
By no means am I an experienced hiker. And this trail was a beast: 8 miles long (16 round trip) and 7000 feet in elevation. Steep ups and downs over a huge mountain. And then a mile of really tough switchbacks descending into Waimanu Valley. Six other people and I started the journey on FridayContinue reading “Blog #4 – October 2020 – Waimanu”
By Elena Villamagna (Sept. 21, 2020) The lesson I am supposed to learn this year is to LET GO. I made the perfect plan, everything was in place. I was getting ready for a two-month trip, through the organization WWOOF, to a farm in Taos, New Mexico where I would learn all about herbs andContinue reading “Blog #3 — September 2020 — Daily Life”
By MJ (Mariajose) Ladera (August Blog) In this blog, I will go over 3 goals that I would like to accomplish by the end of my gap year. In no specific order: 1) Learn/become proficient in a third language a) Last year, I spent 5 weeks in Portugal taking Portuguese classes at the University ofContinue reading “Blog #2 – Goals- 3 main goals for this upcoming gap year”
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